Key representatives of the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) met with battery specialists from the US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) in Detroit last month to bring them up to speed with latest results on ALABC's development programme to keep lead acid technology abreast of the demands of future automobile electrical systems (hybrids).
The meeting could be the first step towards a collaboration that may result in some hybrid vehicles becoming available at a lower purchase price than would be possible today.
Much effort has gone into the development of nickel metal hydride and lithium . . .