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  • zimmerbros Oct 21, 2013 10:54 AM Flag

    LEAD is DEAD

    Johnny's penlight batteries died years ago.............

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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      Jeff Bennett and
      Mike Ramsey
      Oct. 9, 2013 2:53 p.m. ET

      General Motors Co. GM -0.89% is dropping a lithium-ion battery from a popular midsize sedan in favor of a less-costly lead-acid battery, a move that highlights the tension between high technology and high cost in the auto market.

      The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu uses a "start-stop" system with a lead-acid battery to improve fuel economy and achieve the same fuel economy as the older model, which used a lithium-ion battery-based eAssist technology to boost mileage. The new technology is standard on all 2014 models; EAssist was a $1,500 option on 2013 Malibus.

      The Malibu's new stop-start system uses a lead-acid battery in the trunk—no bigger than a half-gallon box of ice cream—and a larger lead-acid battery under the hood to turn off the 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine when the vehicle is stopped or idling. The engine restarts when a driver pulls their foot off the brake.

      • 1 Reply to analyst112
      • Are you aware that as a short, you just posted an article showing the potential for AXPW? That's just STOOPID.

        AXPW sells lead acid batteries, NOT lithium.

        In that very article, GM mentions "new technology" lead acid batteries. That is PbC. There is no other "new technology" in lead acid batteries.

        It's nice to see just how ignorant the shorts are.

    • I googled "GM ends lithium battery" and found references to an article in the WSJ where GM is getting away from lithium, and going back to "new technology" lead acid. How is it dead, with so many companies going to, and continuing using it?

      The BMW using PbC was the most striking DD I found.

      'the zimmer doeth protest too much, me thinks'

    • Lead WAS dead. It was dead because of terminal sulfation causing shorter life, lower capacity, and longer recharge rates.

      PbC technology corrects that. That is why GM just announced they are leaving Lithium and going to "New Technology" lead acid. IOW, PbC.

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