Sales of lead-acid batteries in North America rose 15.2% in December 2013 following the extended period of cold weather.
Shipments of automotive batteries in December 2013 reached 12.2m, which is 15.2% higher than the figure for November.
Technology company Sunlight Group has received €275 million ($290 million) in the form of seven-year loans from Greek banks to increase its lithium-ion and lead-acid battery production and R&D.
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