Necessary to enable the vehicle manufacturers to introduce the start-stop technology, the predicted growth in AGM battery replacement has failed to materialise.
ECOBAT Battery Technologies claim it’s because AGM batteries are not being used in the way they were designed.
In a press release, battery distributor said: “The AGM battery is a formidable piece of engineering that, unlike a traditional SLI battery, is designed with a high cyclic (charge/discharge/recharge) capacity and the ability to recharge extremely quickly.
“Over their design life, which was projected to be around four years, they are expected, due to the vehicle’s start-stop system, to make 350,000 engine starts, compared with the 30,000 expected by an SLI battery in a non start-stop vehicle…”
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