The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC)

Three years ago, the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) was asked to demonstrate the durability of lead-carbon batteries in the high-rate, partial state-of-charge operation of a hybrid electric vehicle. Today, in a project co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by Ecotality North America, the Consortium has proven just that with a Honda Civic HEV retrofitted with lead-carbon UltraBattery modules (provided by East Penn Manufacturing) that has recorded over 100,000 miles of courier duty in the local area of Phoenix, AZ.

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