Daily Court Reporter - News The Death of Lead Acid Batteries
The Death of Lead Acid Batteries
By Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx
In historical terms, the death of the flint tool, cooking by dung and other bygone technologies occurred very rapidly. This was because several factors conspired to bring in the better alternative and this created a multiplier effect. So it is with lead acid batteries. To this huge industry and the magazines that write about it, there is a long term, if unspectacular, future for the lead acid battery in vehicles – the main use. Conventional “reciprocaur” car sales are still increasing thanks to China and other emerging nations. At first sight, there seems to be ongoing use of lead-acid traction battery power in all electric bikes, forklifts, boats and mobility vehicles for the disabled – say 35 million vehicles yearly. The same power is used, not for traction, in 70 million conventional vehicles yearly. (www.IDTechEx.com/eVehicles)
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Date Published: November 25, 2011