auto industry

It’s electric: Shifts in the auto industry are driving new challenges and new opportunities for materials markets

By April Gocha / October 12, 2017

The automotive industry is speeding toward an electric car future. Beyond the drivers influencing these changes, there are some important factors that are actually enabling this shift to take place—and at their heart is materials science and engineering.

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Move over, Tesla—Apple accelerates plans to build an electric car

By Stephanie Liverani / September 23, 2015

After much speculation this summer about whether or not Apple is driving forward plans to develop an electric car, The Wall Street Journal reports that the tech giant has designated the project internally as a “committed project.”

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Electric cars powered by supercapacitor-packed body panels could become roadway reality within five years

By Jessica McMathis / December 15, 2014

A team at Queensland University of Technology and Rice University has developed a high-capacity film that’s thin enough to be placed in the panels of your car and provide enough juice to recharge an EV battery in minutes.

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