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    Official: Lead-acid mild hybrid demonstration vehicle boosts fuel economy, not costs
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    A consortium proposing the use of a lead-acid battery as a cheaper, more effective alternative to vehicle hybridization is showing off its Volkswagen Passat demonstration vehicle in Austria this week. The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC), along with Controlled Power Technologies ...

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    Official: Metair shows off new plug-in car, and battery, in South Africa
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    The car may look like a throwback, but the important bits are on the inside. South Africa-based Metair takes a retrofitted two-door hatchback and uses it to show off what the group says is the most advanced lead-acid battery around. By US and Japanese standards, Metair went decidedly low-budget, ...

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    China launches campaign to clean up lead acid battery production
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    Later this year, authorities in China will launch a campaign targeted at cleaning up the lead acid battery production process. The government's campaign calls for blanket inspections of all lead acid battery manufacturing sites and the immediate suspension of operations at any facility found to ...

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    Johnson Controls breaks ground on $150m lead acid battery recycling plant
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    Recently, Johnson Controls broke ground on its fully-integrated lead-acid battery recycling facility located in Florence, S.C. The plant, called the Florence Recycling Center, is slated to open sometime in 2012 and will employ an estimated 250 workers. Johnson Controls will invest more than $150 ...

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    AAA: Four million car batteries, 90 million pounds of lead recycled
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    Think about the battery sitting idly away under the hood of your car or truck. Since it's made up almost entirely of lead and plastic, pretty much the whole kit n' kaboodle is recyclable. And, fortunately, lead acid car batteries are one of the few items that Americans are actually rather good at ...

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    Columnist: Hybrid growth in the near-term will benefit ... lead-acid battery makers?
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    Even though demand for hybrid vehicles is expected to grow like mushrooms after a summer rain in the coming years, there's a big problem looming, says John Peterson, a writer for investment site Seeking Alpha. Peterson has crunched ...

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    Axion and Exide enter into battery agreement
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    Back in February, we heard news from Axion Power, holders of advanced lead-acid battery technology, that it had collected an $800,000 grant from the State of Pennsylvania to fund testing and demonstration of its lead-carbon batteries. Testing must have gone well, as Axion Power has now announced ...

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    Innovations into lead-acid battery technology
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    It's likely that at some distant point in the future, lead-acid starter batteries will go the way of the dodo, at least in green cars. The fact is that newer technologies like nickel metal hydride and lithium ion are much lighter than the lead-acids currently underhood of nearly every car in the ...

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    Electric car conversion workshop teaches EV modding
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    Electric vehicle (EV) advocate Jenny Isaacs has decided she can't wait for rising fuel prices to usher in a wave of hybrids and EVs, and has instead started a workshop to teach people how to convert their own vehicles. Isaacs has brought a Californian EV expert in to run a two-week course in her ...

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