Today’s innovative lead batteries are key to a cleaner, greener future. They’re also the most environmentally sustainable battery...
Although lead batteries may be the world’s oldest rechargeable battery technology, through research and innovation they continue to evolve. For more than a century they have been a reliable source of energy for power in cars and trucks, and recent advancements have positioned them to be integral to the success of hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as renewable energy storage for wind and solar farms.
Lead batteries are by far the safest technology when it comes to the risks of overcharging, exposure to heat, mechanical damage and short-circuiting.
Recent technical performance advancements have only increased this reliability. Over the last 20 years, the lifespan of a lead battery has increased by 30-35%. Their dependable nature is also attracting use in new applications, such as port cranes and elevators.
The lead battery industry offers a proven and reliable battery technology that can be delivered today, at scale, and sourced from domestic materials, unlike newer battery technologies.
The lead acid battery ... is legendary. We can recycle 95+ percent of [these] batteries all across the world. It's a very safe chemistry, ... [and] we understand how to use it very, very well.