The world's biggest vehicle battery supplier believes it has more growing to do, even as the industry shifts from the combustion engines that those batteries start. Clarios, known until this month as Johnson Controls Power Solutions, sees opportunity in advanced lead-acid batteries. "We've had quite a run so far," said Joe Walicki, president of the newly named company, speaking … [Read more...] about Why Clarios is sticking with lead-acid batteries
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Indian electric two-wheeler manufacturer Okinawa Autotech has launched Ridge+ scooter. The Ridge+ is priced at Rs 64,998, ex-showroom (Delhi). The new Okinawa Ridge+ is now available in all of the electric scooter maker’s showrooms across India and costs Rs 21,000 more than the regular Ridge scooter. The Ridge scooter features a lead-acid battery pack. However, for the … [Read more...] about Okinawa Ridge+ electric scooter with detachable lithium-ion battery launched in India
The recently launched Maruti Swift will get a facelift sometime in 2021, and at the same time, the current Vitara Brezza sub-4 meter compact SUV will get an all-new, second generation model. Both cars will dump lead acid batteries and move to lithium ion batteries. And no, they are not going electric. The lithium ion batteries will replace the conventional lead acid batteries … [Read more...] about Maruti Swift and Vitara Brezza to get Lithium Ion batteries: Here’s why
While the engine of your car might be its heart, it's the battery that provides the juice to get that engine moving. By now, you probably know plenty about how your engine works. Do you know anything about your battery, though? If not, you're going to need to watch this video from Engineering Explained in conjunction with Optima Batteries. Our friendly host Jason Fenske is here … [Read more...] about What are the differences between flooded and AGM lead-acid batteries?
When is a hybrid not a hybrid? Potentially when it’s a conventional gas-powered car using an electrified powertrain. Many automakers have announced that they will build some percentage of their car fleet as pure electrics. The gas-powered vehicles that remain will still need a significant boost in fuel economy. READ THIS: 48-volt mild hybrids heading toward ubiquity in … [Read more...] about New silicon-based lead-acid batteries could power new generation of micro-hybrids