Hybrid Vehicle with 48V Advanced Lead Carbon Battery on Path to Meet Future Ultra-Low Emissions Targets

The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) has worked, alongside partners in the advanced diesel-electric powertrain (ADEPT) program, to produce a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) system with a 48-volt advanced lead carbon battery that is on track to meet stringent air quality and ultra-low emission requirements for the next generation of road vehicles.

These results follow almost three years of intensive testing, development and validation of advanced mild hybrid technologies with 48V 'intelligent elictrification' applied to a Ford Focus project demonstraction vehicle.

The final results will be presented September 14-15, 2016 at the UK's premier Low Carbon Vehicle event, where industry executives, government officials and the media will have an opportunity to drive the vehicle.

"This clearly demonstrates that lead-carbon batteries are the most cost-effective way of meeting stringent future CO2 emission targets," said Alistar Davidson of ALABC.

Read full press release on the ALABC website