The European Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) is developing an advanced valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) battery specifically optimized for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). As part of the program, the ALABC researchers will replace the nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries in a Honda Insight with the new design which is already under evaluation in Australia in a basic form. If successful, it could dramatically reduce the manufacturing costs of all future hybrid-electric ...

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