Exide Technologies hails new eco-friendly Premium battery as 'major accomplishment'

by John Shepherd
France-based Exide Technologies has updated its Premium battery range with an eco-friendly design comprising new recycled components for reduced environmental impact.

The lead batteries giant said the change will lead to annual savings of 2,700 tons of CO2, 8 million litres of water and 1.2 million litres of crude oil in the company’s manufacturing process.

The new design will be introduced for all of Exide Technologies’ top-of-the-line conventional batteries across its range, comprising Exide Premium, Centra Futura, Deta Senator3, Sonnak Powerline, Fulmen FormulaXtreme and Tudor High Tech.

President and CEO Stefan Stübing said the annual CO2 reduction was "a major accomplishment, and we look forward to identifying further environmental savings into the future”.

'Faster recharging'

"We’re committed to reducing our environmental impact across our business, and we’re pleased that the new Exide Premium design is having such a large impact on these efforts,” Stübing said.

Exide Premium features the company's proprietary Carbon Boost 2.0 application of carbon additives on the negative plates, which allows for "up to two times faster recharging than conventional batteries”.

Exide Technologies’ former EMEA and Asia-Pacific business has been operating as a standalone company under new owners since October 2020 – when it formally separated from Exide Technologies Holdings in the US.

The European company, which has its headquarters near Paris, has two R&D; facilities and 11 production plants in Europe and more than 5,000 employees across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Earlier this year, Exide Technologies joined a Consortium for Battery Innovation-funded study to maximise the lifetime of advanced lead batteries.

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