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Large performance gains in Exide’s new start-stop batteries

Exide is launching its new light vehicle battery range at the Automechanika trade fair in Frankfurt this September. The battery giant will appear at F10 in Hall 3.1, and will reveal the latest AGM and EFB batteries for the first time.

exide-agm-front-copyThe new AGM battery achieves four times longer cycle life, 20% more power and over three times the charge acceptance of a standard conventional battery. Similarly impressive gains will also be seen in Exide’s new EFB battery.

Start-Stop vehicles already constitute 15% of the car parc, and this will reach 50% within the next five years. Only specially designed batteries can be used in Start-Stop vehicles, which is causing a huge shift in the battery market.

Exide invented the first Start-Stop AGM battery back in 2004 and the first EFB battery in 2008. The company’s technology has improved at a rapid pace, and

the new range will support sailing, energy recuperation and all the latest fuel- saving features.

Cars with conventional powertrains can be fitted with AGM and EFB batteries to improve performance and reduce long-term costs. This is useful for special vehicles like ambulances and police cars, cars with power-hungry electrical equipment and scenarios where the battery is exposed to extreme driving condition