Rare earths: How Teesside and a mine in Vegas hold the key to ending China's grip on electric vehicles

Author: Tom Rees, Vinjeru Mkandawire, and Olivia Rudgard

two metals which are used to make the magnets in the powertrain of an electric vehicle.

It is the only rare-earth mine in North America, and one of only a handful of active mines outside China. 

The desert-bound mine, which reopened in 2018 after its previous owner went bankrupt, is seeking... [Read full article here]