The Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) and Exide Spain are launching a two-year study into the use of carbon nano materials in the positive active mass.
The objective of the new project “is to investigate potential significant benefits, such as improved energy efficiency and cycle life for lead batteries in energy storage applications, through the use of nano-carbon on the positive plate”, the ALABC said.
Final testing has confirmed a 48V lead-carbon battery can help reduce fuel consumption by 10-12%– equivalent to sub-80g/km of CO2 emissions.
That puts the test vehicle well inside the current European Union agreed 95 g/km of CO2 limit, which will come into 100% affect by 2021.
The solution to auto OEMs meeting emission requirements will be unveiled when a 48V lead-carbon consortium unveils its findings next week.
The ADEPT (advanced diesel-electric powertrain) consortium programme will showcase its advanced mild hybrid technologies with 48V ‘intelligent electrification’ presented at LCV2016.
Testing to see how battery maker Axion Power International’s lead-carbon technology handles ‘real world’ driving conditions is due to begin this month.
The US firm has already shipped its PbC® Batteries to the Battery Innovation Centre of MOBI Research Group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels)in Belgium.
Claims that a 48V lead-carbon powertrain architecture can help OEMs meet emission requirements of near term next generation vehicles is set to be proven within months.
The ADEPT (advanced diesel-electric powertrain) consortium programme is due to demonstrate its advanced mild hybrid technologies with 48V ‘intelligent electrification’ this September.
Lead-carbon energy storage firm Axion Power International's high level management has seen three changes in as many months.
Last month Stanley Hirschman resigned as director and chairman and member of the US company’s Audit Committee due to his ‘inability to devote the time and resources necessary to continue in his role as a director’.
US firm Axion Power International is set to install a lead-carbon off-grid energy system following a deal with Schneider Electric and fellow American firm Tennessee Solar Solutions.
The system will store energy from renewable sources to power a mobile sustainability laboratory developed by Tennessee based company Urban Green Lab.
A £1 million investment by powertrain producer Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) could signal a breakthrough for lead-carbon batteries in hybrid vehicles as the company pushes for 48V batteries in mild hybrid vehicles.
The UK-based firm says that while its switched-reluctance technology is battery agnostic, tests have shown that lead-carbon would be the ideal chemistry for the job.