When you have to get there,
count on LEAD BATTERIES.
When help is critical,
trust LEAD BATTERIES.
When the power goes out,
LEAD BATTERIES ensure the Internet stays on.
When we need products,
LEAD BATTERIES keep commerce in motion.
Lead batteries are the most recycled consumer product in Europe, with an unending product lifecycle. Modern lead battery manufacturing and recycling facilities are innovative, clean and operate responsibly to support safe, clean communities.
Automotive lead batteries have a 99% collection and recycling rate, making them the most recycled consumer product in Europe.
A new lead battery, on average, is comprised of more than 80% recycled lead battery material.
Lead batteries are used worldwide in hybrid and electric vehicles to store and optimize renewable energy and as a vital energy source in remote areas.
Lead batteries are an essential, irreplaceable link in connecting, powering and protecting our way of life. They safeguard critical communications, power transportation and logistical networks that fuel our economy, and support back-up power systems that protect life, investments and data in an emergency.
60% of all vehicles sold in Europe in 2016 incorporated stop-start, lead battery technology.
In thousands of hospitals across the globe, lead batteries save lives by providing emergency power for life-saving equipment.
Lead batteries ensure that when the power goes out, the Internet stays on – supporting a vast communication infrastructure across Europe.
Lead batteries continue to advance, meeting Europe’s changing energy needs and pushing the boundaries of what is possible to ensure peak performance and power for everyone.
INCREASED LIFE CYCLE
Lead battery life has increased by 30-35% in the last 20 years.
Innovative advancements in lead batteries have allowed for greater use in renewable wind and solar applications.
REDUCED VEHICLE EMISSIONS
Vehicle greenhouse gas emissions are reducing across Europe through the use of advanced start-stop lead batteries.
Unlike newer battery technologies, lead batteries have a long history of reliable use in critical industries such as transportation, communications, security, medical and aviation. Lead battery technology is straightforward and well understood. When used properly, consumers can be confident that lead batteries are a safe energy source for their everyday energy needs.
STRONG SAFETY RECORD
Lead batteries operate reliably at wide ranging ambient temperatures and in every geographical location from hot desert conditions to cold arctic environments.
European lead battery manufacturing operates under some of the most rigorous and extensive worker and environmental protection standards in the world. In the 2017 Impact Report from the Sustainable Consortium, lead battery manufacturing was recognized for its strong record on worker health and safety.
Modern closed-loop recycling safely recovers valuable materials for use in new batteries, under tight environmental controls and without landfilling.