There are no rare earth motors in Tesla cars.
Lithium in batteries is not a rare earth, its abundant.
Rare earths are used in servos and steppers.
We don’t know at what percentage rare earth magnets are in use with EV
but they are. It’s the sum of many small and big motors, generators,
and spool magnets in the industry that makes tons and tons of samarium,
neodym, and all others.
I didn’t say lithium was a rare earth.
The subject of poisonous and radioactive metals in use makes me go
berserk. Energy saving bulbs have been pressed on us and they contain
mercury. Incandescent coil bulbs don’t. Automats steel and alloys containing
lead are so unnecessary. Tooth repair amalgam is totally unnecessary.
I am so glad I have no more heavy metals in my teeth! Sorry, I am a