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  • Exide Technologies GmbH
  • Im Thiergarten
  • 63654 Büdingen
  • Ansprechpartner
  • Marleen Boucoiran

Large Performance Gains in Exide's New Start-Stop Batteries

(PresseBox) (Gennevilliers, France, ) Large performance gains will be seen in the new range of Start-Stop batteries from Exide Technologies (OTCQB: XIDEQ). The new AGM battery will achieve 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 conditions.

Exide will launch 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.

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Exide Technologies GmbH

Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries, is one of the world's largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. The company's four global business groups - Transportation Americas, Transportation Europe and Rest of World, Industrial Energy Americas and Industrial Energy Europe and Rest of World - provide a comprehensive range of stored electrical energy products and services for industrial and transportation applications.

Transportation markets include original-equipment and aftermarket automotive, heavy-duty truck, agricultural and marine applications, and new technologies for hybrid vehicles and automotive applications. Industrial markets include network power applications such as telecommunications systems, electric utilities, railroads, photovoltaic (solar-power related) and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), and motive-power applications including lift trucks, mining and other commercial vehicles.

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