Exide’s new Premium battery will recharge up to 1.5 times faster.
The performance gains come from new Carbon Boost technology, a key breakthrough from Exide’s renowned R&D facility.
Carbon Boost was first developed for Exide’s Start-Stop AGM and EFB batteries, based on years of intense research and experimentation. The unique carbon additives lead to improved charge acceptance and a significant reduction in charging times. The battery giant has continued to make ambitious investments in the technology, and it will now be applied to conventional batteries for the first time.
Standard batteries suffer from a build-up of sulphate particles on their negative plates during discharge. This non-conductive layer inhibits recharging, since much of the energy goes into dissolving the sulphate on the plates. Exide discovered that including certain carbon additives vastly improves the surface area and thus the conductivity. This effect causes the sulphate particles to dissolve more quickly, leading to significantly better charging performance.
Premium Carbon Boost batteries are designed for top-of-the-line vehicles with powerful conventional engines and demanding electrical equipment. They are also ideal for the frequent stops and short journeys typical of urban driving, and for use in extreme temperatures.
The new product provides 30% more starting power, and will be the most advanced conventional battery on the market. Battery failure is the number one cause of car breakdowns, often the result of the battery being insufficiently charged. Carbon Boost allows the battery to reach a healthy state of charge much faster, leading to significant improvements in performance and reliability.
The Exide Premium Carbon Boost battery will provide comprehensive model coverage of the European car parc. The product benefits from Exide’s original-equipment experience, and meets the strict requirements of carmakers. Exide Premium Carbon Boost will be launched at the Automechanika tradeshow in Frankfurt this month.