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Axion wins grant for battery tests

Automotive News reports on Axion Power's grant to test lead acid batteries in hybrids and electric cars.

Automotive News

NEW CASTLE, Pa.--Lead-acid battery producer Axion Power International has won an $800,000 grant from the state of Pennsylvania to test its batteries in hybrids and electric vehicles.

Axion's batteries, which go by the trade name PbC, use activated carbon electrode assemblies in place of lead-based negative electrodes. This gives the batteries longer lives, deeper cycling, faster recharging, and a lighter weight, the company says.

Axion will study its batteries in hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles at its Pittsburgh area battery plant.

(Source: Automotive News)