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31Lead-acid mild hybrid demonstration vehicle boosts fuel economy, not costs

A consortium proposing the use of a lead-acid battery as a cheaper, more effective alternative to vehicle hybridization is showing off its Volkswagen Passat demonstration vehicle in Austria this week.

1Axion and Exide enter into battery agreement

Back in February, we heard news from Axion Power, holders of advanced lead-acid battery technology, that it had collected an $800,000 grant from the State of Pennsylvania to fund testing and demonstration of its lead-carbon batteries. Testing must have gone well, as Axion Power has now announced that it has entered into an agreement with Exide Technologies for the purchase and distribution of its new battery technology. Exide is one of the world's largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid bat

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