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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / November 20, 2015

IRradiance Glass earns chalcogenide grant, systematic risk in mineral markets, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for November 20, 2015.

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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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Strontium aluminate keeps Nissan Leaf’s glow-in-the-dark paint shining bright after the sun sets

By April Gocha / May 8, 2015

Nissan’s European arm is the first vehicle manufacturer to apply glow-in-the-dark paint to a vehicle—and the results are glowing.

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Video: Lithium–sulfur batteries may drive electric cars into the mainstream

By April Gocha / May 22, 2014

Researchers may have developed a new use for waste elemental sulfur as a component of next-gen batteries that are cheaper, lighter, and more efficient.

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Volt to sell for $41K, lease $350 a month

By / August 5, 2010

CNN reported that General Motors announced its Chevrolet Volt electric car will cost $41,000 when it goes on sale in November. While the price is about $8,000 more than the Nissan Leaf, GM said it will offer a $350-per-month lease deal that’s essentially equal to the Leaf’s. Both cars also are eligible for a federal…

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Tesla: Come on and take a free ride . . . or not

By / July 6, 2010

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/tesla.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/tesla.jpg}] Last Friday I was working out of South Boston, and after being cooped up in a hotel room most of the day I decided to head over to Cambridge on my road bicycle. After traveling only about four blocks in Southie and while waiting at a stop light, I felt the…

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Ford to pump $450M into battery technology for electric cars

By / January 25, 2010

Having just announced that they will be spending $550 million converting a Detroit SUV factory into a hybrid and electric vehicle factory, Ford Motors has announced a further investment of $450 million into electric cars and batteries. Part of the money will be used to move lithium-ion battery production from its current location in Mexico…

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GM unveils new lithium-ion battery

By / January 8, 2010

Detroit’s WWMT.com reported that GM has manufactured an advanced lithium-ion battery for its electric vehicle, the Chevy Volt. The Volt is designed to drive up to 40 miles on electricity without using gasoline or producing emissions. When Volt’s lithium-ion battery is depleted of energy, a flex-fuel engine-generator operates to extend total driving range to about…

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Denmark dangles huge tax, parking carrot for electric cars

By / December 2, 2009

The New York Times today has a story about a major tax-policy initiative underway in Denmark that government officials are hoping will provide a big boost to the use of electric cars. The story also reports on how Better Place, a company we’ve written on in the past, and Dong Energy, Denmark’s largest utility company,…

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Video of the Week: Sneak peak at Nissan’s Leaf

By / October 29, 2009

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f48x9baSuF0 mode=0] There has been a lot of discussion on this site regarding Nissan’s new all electric vehicle, the Leaf. This promotional video highlights the lithium-ion battery pack, and other cool features found in the car.

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