Battery partnership wins award for micro-hybrid car technology
The Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) and Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) have been recognised for developing their low-cost LC Super Hybrid car technology at the Low Carbon Champions Awards in London.
The prestigious award in the category for ‘Low Carbon Innovation by an SME’ was open to small and medium sized enterprises such as CPT and academic institutions such as the ALABC research consortium.
The awards, run by the UK’s Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), celebrate outstanding and innovative practice in accelerating the shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels and reducing road transport emissions.
Accepting the award, Allan Cooper, European projects coordinator at the Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium, said: “ALABC and CPT are delighted to receive this award in recognition of a range of technologies including the breakthrough we’ve achieved in developing high power density lead-carbon batteries, which are ideally suited to the new breed of low voltage micro-mild hybrids currently under development.
“We are confident that we have met the challenge facing the industry for cost-efficient CO2 reduction, compatible with legislative demands and, most importantly, at potential showroom prices that consumers are willing and able to afford.”
ALABC is managed under the International Lead Association umbrella by the International Lead Zinc Research Organization, based in North Carolina, USA.
Jonathan Murray, deputy director of the LowCVP, and one of the judges, said: “The results achieved by CPT and the Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium in applying a number of technologies to deliver a practical and commercially viable large family low carbon car are truly impressive.”
“This award is very timely as it will help raise awareness of the advanced work we’re doing with micro-mild hybrid vehicles,” added Nick Pascoe chief executive of Controlled Power Technologies.
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About the LC Super Hybrid
The LC Super Hybrid programme was conceived by Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) and the Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC). This micro-hybrid includes a 12 volt lead carbon battery system that achieves lower CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy without sacrificing drivability or affordability.
The Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) is an international research consortium formed in 1992 to advance the capabilities of the valve-regulated lead-acid battery in order to help electric and hybrid electric vehicles become a reality.