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GE scales back battery plant

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:41 -- Laura Varriale
GE scales back at its Durathon battery plant

General Electric is to reduce the production capacity at its sodium nickel battery factory in Schenectady, US, after facing a lack of orders.

GE will also move a “significant portion” of hourly plant workers at the facility to its steam turbine and generator operations at another site. The plans will affect 400 people currently working at the Schenectady plant, which will be downsized to 50 people over the next months.

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Irizar introduces sodium-nickel battery-powered electric bus

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:25 -- Laura Varriale

Spain's Irizar Group has launched a sodium-nickel battery-powered electric city bus to be used in San Sebastian, Spain.

The 99% recyclable sodium-nickel battery pack has a capacity of 376kWh. The electric bus i2e is designed to have a range of up to 250 kilometres (155 miles) with a single charge. According to Irizar, five hours of charging guarantee 14h to 16h of driving with an average speed of 17km/h in city traffic.

 
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