Exide launches batteries for hybrid market


EXIDE x2Exide has launched two new micro-hybrid batteries for the aftermarket.

The move underlines the growing influence hybrid cars will have on the aftermarket and independent garage industries in the near future.

The two batteries are the result of extensive research development with European VMs and have been named the Exide Micro-Hybrid AGM and the Micro-Hybrid EGM.

Both are said to incorporate “advanced technologies specifically designed to meet the needs of the new generation of hybrid vehicles”.

The ECM battery, specified by Fiat, Alfa, Lancia and Toyota, is designed for:

  • Entry-level micro-hybrid cars with stop-start systems
  • Optimising cycling resistance at high temperatures
  • Placement within an engine compartment

The AGM battery is for higher performance cars and is designed to:

  • Provide optimal performance in extreme applications
  • Have a high charge acceptance
  • Have a partial state of charge operations
  • Be fitted in cars with stop-start and regenerative breaking systems

This battery is already fitted as OE on BMW’s Efficient Dynamic Series of vehicles, and will be specified by other manufacturers very soon.

Exide sales and marketing director Andrew Bevington said: “The restructured power of Exide technologies in this era places us firmly as one of the largest manufacturers of electrical storage solutions.

“The car is currently at the centre of a technology revolution: Exide is at the heart of that.”

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