Analysis: Car battery makers energized by stop-start technology
BANGALORE (Reuters)-Makers of lead- Acid batteries are developing new battery types to boost fuel growthEfficient, stop Start technology The car engine turns off when the vehicle is not moving, but when the driver steps down the throttle, the engine starts automatically. Most car manufacturers will have some parking applications. Paul Lacey, technical research manager at IHS Automotive, a consulting firm, said that technology will begin by 2016 because they respond to consumer demand for fuel. New emission standards. Stop- Start technology claims to reduce fuel consumption by 15% during normal driving. Leading major players of $12 billion The acid battery industry includes Johnson Control, Exide Technologies, GS Yuasa, Japan, and East Penn Manufacturing, privately held. “Until stop- Start the technology, no particularly good hybrid technology can use the leading edge \"Sour\" Norwich Securities analyst iontheodor. New battery types could reshape the industry, he said, with other analysts predicting that small companies like Axion Power International could be targeted for acquisitions. Standard non- Electric vehicle with stop function Start-up technology is called a mini hybrid. Hybrid cars use two or more power supplies and also use regenerative braking to save fuel. Stop- Start-up technology can run on traditional leading edge Acid batteries, but wear seriously, and absorb newer solutions such as glass mats (AGM)lead- Lead Acid Battery Carbon and micro batteries Hybrid batteries are more suitable for this technology. In the long run, these new batteries will replace the traditional lead-acid batteries, but the current unit profitability of AGM batteries is about twice that of standard car batteries, and leadership Craig Owen, an analyst at Carbon bush Securities, said Carbon emissions are expected to be at least as profitable as AGM. Exide CEO James Bolch said that few manufacturers are currently able to produce these new battery types, so, \"the price will be higher before the Capacity and Capacity catch up. \"There is a big investment. These batteries are not simple to make. High degree of automation. . . Along with many of their tests. Bolch says that while most leaders Acid batteries are sold today to cars that are already on the road, and the initial opportunity for new batteries will be in new car sales. He predicted at 5- There will be enough micro in 10 years. Hybrid cars created a post in the market AGM battery market. \"No one in the whole industry is ready to turn to hybrid or electric vehicles, so more and more automakers will stop \"Start,\" said Larry Fisher, director of automotive technology research at ABI research. Walter Nasdeo, Ardour Capital analyst, agreed and noted that although lithium The ion batteries are making great progress and they are not really big yetscale rollout. \"At some point in the future, it may be, but leading \"Acid is still the cheapest, easiest to get, and easiest to use product on the market,\" Nasdeo said . \". Wedbush\'s Irwin estimates global micro The hybrid is about two. There are 5 million units per year, but they will grow rapidly to 17. By 2015 and 22, a total of 5 million units. 5 million units were completed by 2020. Europe has stopped so far. Philip Gott, general manager of IHS Motor, said that, driven by stricter emission rules, startup technology is more enthusiastic than North America, but he noted that the United StatesS. Automakers, including Ford Motor Corp, have expressed interest. In addition, stop- Compared with the North American automotive standard automatic transmission, the more popular manual transmission in Europe is easier to start work. BMW, Peugeot Citroen, Hyundai, Toyota, Porsche and Mazda are among the companies that have microcars Hybrid products in Europe. Exide\'s Bolch says Asia may even be faster than North America in accepting and developing the technology. Mahindra & Mahindra have micro in India Hybrid products. Most lead- Acid battery manufacturers have begun to focus on AGM batteries. In July, JCI said it was working with the public to introduce a new technology innovation for AGM\'s leading edge Acid Battery and expanded its AGM manufacturing capacity in Europe by nearly 70%. Exide, which began production of AGM batteries in 2005, also increased capacity. By mid-term, Boch said. 2011 the company will be able to produce 1 million AGM batteries in Europe and North America.