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EV Batteries?- How Cheap Are they really?Climate Denial Crock of the Week

ev batteries

I’m finding Chevy Volt replacement ev batteries online for about $2,300. $2,300/16 kWh = $144/kWh. Retail. On the GM Parts Store site a replacement battery for the 2012 Chevy Volt is listed at $2,305.88.

 

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Why a replacement ev batteries any how ?

EV batteries prices

This article shows the prices for the  EV Batteries replacement but I was wondering why would you need a replacement anyhow?

According this good and in depth article a replacement battery would cost $2000 and more, but why would you have to buy one? The old  EV Batteries should be replaced free of charge if found faulty, like any other part of the car. Some of the European car makers, such as Renault, lease the batteries out when they sell an Electric Car, so I can only assume that the same warranty reasons will apply to them.

In my opinion, when the EV batteries will need replacing in a few years’ time, then the technology that is carried out at the moment will have drastically reduced the battery prices by that time. All this new development will probably reduce the size of the batteries, to a more realistic and affordable size. Johnson controls are developing a Lithium-Ion battery at the moment that is much smaller than its predecessors. ev batteries

 

The only reason I can think of for an EV car to need  new EV Batteries, is after an accident.

 

Because of the battery power train size there is likely to be damage caused by an accident. This brings me to the cars insurance, is the possible scenario of a crashed EV car requiring an expensive battery going to put insurance premiums, or will the cost be spread amongst us all?

There is no doubt that the EV car will play a significant part in the future of fuel efficient cat technology, with batteries that can last for years due to the advent of silicon “Nano” battery technology and car manufacturers will keep up with these improvement trends.

The charging rates are also getting much better, with charging time expected to get down to as low as 15 minutes for an 80% charge but my money is still on Hydrogen cell technology. However, this is a good article and worth a click to read.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. So. worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Of course, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Naturally, that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Trading Standards and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

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096 ApolloPower Batteries

Car Battery-Which choices-Your Guide to the Car Battery

Get valuable, relevant advice from the UK’s leading driver-focused road safety organisation (Your Car battery can die at any time of year but more likely when the cold temp hits the battery.

Your car battery

Your car battery

So, like so many products these days. Car batteries are better made than ever.  Of coarse I am  talking about the 12 Volt lead acid Battery. Popular at the moment on that fits most of cars that are on our roads. The lead acid batteries have been with us now for many years. Consequently, has now developed into a reliable part. Powering, your cars electrical system.

Over the years we have noticed that the batteries fitted to Japanese imported cars. Will last the longest from new. Time scale is usually about seven years before replacing. Subsequently,the batteries on Fords and Vauxhall cars. Will only last about three years. Of course, before a replacement is required. So, to be truthful, I do not really know why this ! I guess it must be something to do with the rest of the cars electrical system.

The batteries that the cars are fitted with original equipment are usually of good quality.

We know this because we can buy the same products from the battery manufacturer with different make labels.

For instance Johnson Controls. One of the World’s biggest  makers of the New Car Battery (if not the biggest) . Make batteries for the car manufacturers and for the replacement battery market. So unless they are told to make the batteries to a lower standard, the products should be the same quality. We buy batteries that are made by Yuasa, In 2004, Yuasa Japan merged with Japan Storage Battery to form GS Yuasa Corporation.

When we replace a Discount Car Battery from a car that has been made in the Far East almost every battery that we replace is either a “GS” battery or a “GLOBAL” battery and these batteries appear to last longer than their European counterparts, or is it the Far Eastern car makers that make their cars electrical systems better?. It pleases me though because the ApolloPower batteries that we sell on our battery website are made by most of the big European battery companies.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. So. worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Of course, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Naturally, that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

Johnson Controls-To make Smaller battery pack which may jolt auto industry – The Detroit News

Johnson Controls

Post updated  15/2/2014

Daily Tech Johnson Controls smaller battery pack may jolt auto industry The Detroit News Plymouth —Global automotive supplier Johnson Controls says it has reduced a micro-hybrid battery pack from the size of a car trunk to the size of a shoebox,…

Johnson controls are a leading battery pack company

This is yet another major step that Johnson controls are involved in, a realistic sized Lithium Ion Battery Pack.

One of the new range of Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery will be used to power a boat outboard motors and electric motors made by Torqeedo a German boat manufacturer who will use these  new  Leisure Batteries, (that will be made in Johnson controls Holland plant). The new marine batteries are to made from a

Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls offices

modified version of its plug in Hybrid electric vehicle battery, that will be waterproof and will not be effected by the salt water on marine boats.

Johnson Controls are one of the largest manufacturers of 12 v lead acid batteries in the world and are now getting involved in making batteries from the new technology era that we are getting into.

Johnson Controls

Some of the new types of batteries are creating some problems at the moment for the scientists to find answers to.This includes overheating and the length of time that these batteries will last on one charge, but i am sure that answers are imminent in the near future.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Subsequently, I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies . Of course, in my younger days. Naturally, before starting my first business. As a result, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Consequently, I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products . Thus, that will help my business to grow. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes.Also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

 

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Cheap Car batteries-A Place Where You Can Get A Good Deal On Your Car Batteries

Looking for cheap batteries for your car? Here are some excellent tips to keep in mind to find cheap car batteries.

eric roberts‘s insight:

Cheap Car batteries and Quality

 

Most motorists are looking for  cheap car batteries at the moment, but you can get quality car batteries at a cheap price. The main thing to start with is the reliability of the company and can you trust them if you have a problem. Also to keep your side of the bargain are you honest about the correct use of the battery. One guy recently bought a battery to use on a go-kart and did not charge it in between races then complained that the battery was faulty; we get many similar cases like this. So if you are buying a battery for your car fair enough, but if you are using it for other reasons, you will have void the warranty, because we have no way of knowing that the battery was correctly charged, as a good working car would do.

the driving force behind start-stop. – VARTA Automotive

Going back to where I was, cheap car batteries are not always the best option. If you are selling the car then it would be a good idea to fit the cheap car battery, but if you are intending to keep your car then you should look for the best name that you can afford. You would be surprised at the variation of battery makes that are out there in the market place, the choice that we have is fantastic, so make the right choice for your car.

Another point to consider is the choice of Car Batteries for the later models that are full of electrics. If you own this type of car then it is important that you stick to the same powered battery that was fitted as original equipment. Do not skimp for a less powerful battery. Even the newer Peugeots can now come with electric doors and stop-start technology, so be smart and choose a well-known make such as Lucas car batteries or Varta batteries, both made in

Cheap Car batteries

Fitting a new Lucas car battery after the original failed to start and would not jump off, cheap car batteries are not always the answer

Europe by Johnson Controls the World’s largest battery manufacturers, supplying a top class product and all the time creating better battery products for today’s greener car technology. You could also go for Tungstone batteries made by Global batteries.  As I have said previously the cheapest is not always the best and go with an established company where you know that any future problems will be solved.

Article written by Eric Roberts…   www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

 

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Motorcycle Battery care-You Must Constantly Check Your Motorcycle Batteries – Require Much Care

Motorcycle Battery care – Require Much Care People generally have a feeling that a “maintenance-free battery” would need no care and they will simply put it (…) (Motorcycle Batteries – Require Much Care http://t.co/CUOvGw5UIS

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Varta Motorcycle Battery care

Most bikers (motor cyclists) replace their old flat battery with the cheapest well known make of battery that they can find. We find that the best sellers are a battery called

Motorcycle Battery care

Lucas motorcycle batteries on display in Halifax Yorkshire UK

Numax, Lucas and Varta, who are all made by the same company, Johnson controls.

Most replacement batteries will come in a dry state and an acid battery pack. The procedure is simple. When the 12 Volt Battery arrives you should check to see if there is any damage or not and that the contents are all in order. If everything is fine, then prepare to fill the battery with the acid. The best place to do this would be outside if possible, just in case you spill any of the acid, you wouldn’t want to ruin your best carpet, would you?. When the motorcycle batteries are filled, you should leave it outside to stand for an hour and the battery should be back to a fully charged state. I always recommend that you should trickle charge the battery, just to make sure, and then fit it to your bike and try it out. Another good point that I should make would be to make sure that you clean all terminals and the place where the battery sits.

It is always important to keep your motorcycle batteries and its carrier clean at all times, giving the correct Motorcycle Battery care, although all the bikes that I have seen have always looked immaculate, so I am sure that the battery is also looked after by the biker. Even a battery that is maintenance free will need some care and cleaning, especially the terminals which by the way should have a smear of Vaseline applied to protect them from the elements, Motorcycle Battery care is most important, for a longer lasting battery.

You must keep your motorcycle batteries charged upMotorcycle Battery care

If you don’t possess a charger I would recommend that you buy one. Most bikers only use their bikes in summer time, so the battery will be unused and not receive any charge during the long winter. Once the battery discharge’s to a certain level, usually below 80% capacity, then it is unlikely to recover, as the plate solution starts to break down and settles to the bottom or the battery acid causing a short circuit. This can be avoided by buying a smart charger and leaving the battery on charge all the winter. When the battery charge starts to drop the charger will kick in and start to re-charge the battery again, it only uses electricity when the battery is being charged, chargers are available from Numax and Ring Electrical and are a great thing to have to prolong the life of your battery, giving the correct Motorcycle Battery care.

This also applies to AGM sealed batteries, they too will need charging throughout the winter or when the bike is not in permanent use.

Article written by Eric Roberts …  www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

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leisure battery

Leisure Battery Suppliers UK, All types of 12 volt Leisure Batteries- Online to most UK Areas.

Leisure Battery Suppliers

Leisure Battery Suppliers

Leisure Battery Suppliers

 

As a result, we sell all types of 12 volt Leisure Batteries and Deep Cycle Batteries Online.Hence, with UK Free Delivery. Leisure Batteries, Deep Cycle Batteries 12 Volt. Including Caravan Batteries, Motorhome Batteries, …

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Leisure battery

BatteriesOnTheWeb offer great choice and quality at excellent prices

One of the most up and coming Leisure Battery Suppliers to trade on the internet are Batteries On The Web . The company have now been trading online

for five years. Of course,and are rapidly building up a reputation. Thus, for their service and an excellent range of battery products.

The owner has actually been in business selling Batteries for 35 years . Consequently, in his battery store located in Halifax West Yorkshire UK. Because of their success they decided to start selling on line using the web name of www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk . The company have now gone from strength to strength; selling many different types of Caravan Leisure Batteries, such as for golf, UPS systems, trucks, tractors even for kids ride on toys and many more applications.

The online store are one of the countries largest Leisure Battery Suppliers and also offers other  top name batteries, most of who are made by Johnson controls, the World’s biggest battery makers or made by Yuasa batteries. Some of our

leisure battery

Johnson Controls Leisure Battery Suppliers a snowy winter scene

names include Varta, FirstPower, Trojan batteries, Lucas batteries, Numax leisure batteries and much more.

They also sell other products such as Ring Electrical battery chargers and C-Tech battery chargers, along with Poorboy’s car cleaning products. Altogether a good selection for the online customer to browse through.

The companies motto is “We offer old fashion Values, using modern day technology”

Eric Roberts member of  POINT-S

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years.

 

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Hybrid Car Servicing

Start-Stop Batteries- now a new type of Micro Hybrid Battery from Johnson Controls

Start-Stop Batteries now Micro Hybrid Battery-Johnson Controls

As I have stated many times Johnson Controls . Aldershot are the World leading car battery makers. Having battery production plants all over the Planet. Johnson Controls make the batteries that we sell under the name of Lucas and Numax.

Their latest project was the invention of “ star-stop” technology, now in use on many new car models in the States and Europe. These batteries can cut fuel bills by as much as 8% and they work by the car engine stopping and then restarting at say a busy road junction, saving the car engine from idling and therefore saving fuel.

Start-Stop Batteries

The new Micro hybrid  battery

The next challenge from Johnson Controls was to make cars even more fuel efficient, without the use of the massive cumbersome batteries now used on the latest hybrid EV vehicles.

New 48 volt Micro Hybrid battery are the next generation from Johnson Controls

This new 48 volt micro hybrid battery will be to power the cars electrics. While the car will also require a small 12 volt starter battery . Of course, similar to the 054 battery that is used today. The new battery uses Lithium-Ion technology. But is far more compact for car use than its predecessors.

This new micro hybrid  battery is expected to lower emissions and improve the cars fuel economy to help make a greener planet. Another good point is that this battery is expected to be a cheap battery compared with the massive price tags on the Lithium-Ion batteries used on the EV electric vehicles that are in use today.

This new 48 volt micro hybrid battery looks like being a winner and is expected to save 15% on the cost of fuel a claim that is interesting car makers all over the World…More Reading…

The new micro hybrid battery is expected to be on show at the North American national Auto Show in Detroit, on the 14th January 2014. According to Alex Molinaroli Johnson Controls president…

“Johnson Controls sees opportunities for the development of evolutionary energy storage systems that offer even more fuel efficiency than Start-Stop at less cost than a

Start-Stop Batteries

A heavy duty starter motor use on start-stop cars

hybrid or electric vehicle,” said Alex Molinaroli, president, Johnson Controls Power Solutions. “Even as Start-Stop vehicles become part of the mainstream in Europe and start to take hold in the U.S., Micro Hybrid technology has the potential to deliver the next level of fuel efficiency along the spectrum of vehicle performance, reaching upwards of 15 to 20 % in fuel economy.”

I personally am looking forward to the challenges ahead. Especially,  in the battery world and Johnson Controls appear to be one of the leading players.

Written by Eric Roberts…  www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. So, I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Having worked for a couple for national tyre companies. Of course, in my younger days. Before starting my first automotive business. Now owning a garage and MOT testing centre. Luckily, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. A keen blogger about anything to do with cars. Including their related products that will help my business. Members of Point-S and Trading Standards . Finally, we are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

020 Range Rover battery-Which VARTA CAR BATTERY for your Range Rover.

020 Range Rover battery

Your Range Rover needs a 020 Range Rover battery duty car battery

Drivers of the Range Rover come into two groups of motorists. Basically the owners of the older models will go for cheapest battery. But will also purchase the biggest battery. Hence, that they can to fit their

020 Range Rover battery

Varta batteries are outstanding quality, and this is reflected in the price. You can of course buy a Varta from an online company and save yourself some money, but if you prefer you can call into one the many dealers throughout the UK.

particular car. Consequently, which is a 020 Range Rover battery. Other people who own the newer models.Will have a tendency to want a better make of battery and also the correct battery for the car.

Some of the more up to date Range Rovers also take a battery that is larger than the 019 battery. This battery in  Varta batteries is coded as the Varta Silver L1 (120) 020 Range Rover battery and is the largest car battery fitted to these cars.

The 120 battery is only slightly larger than the 019. But it has much more capacity and the 120 battery .Hence, must be fitted because of the higher capacity. Due to the large amount of electrics that most cars are now using. Thus, to control emissions. The users of the older Range Rovers will often buy Varta Car Batteries Online. Making cost savings say compared with buying from the local garage. These earlier models have batteries that are easier to fit, usually just the same as a regular family car, but the later more modern cars should have their battery fitted by an expert at an Autocentre or garage.

020 Range Rover battery

The large 120 batteries are for a start very heavy, the 020 Range Rover battery weighs just under 25 kg the battery is also more powerful 020 Range Rover batterythan the 019 at 110 amps 920 cold cranking amps it is larger and much more powerful.

 

The Range Rover cars are premium cars and should only use premium batteries. In all my 35 years experience I would only recommend that such cars should use Varta batteries and the correct one for the car. The Varta Battery Prices are made in several European countries by Johnson Controls.

Varta also make the batteries for stop/start models of cars that use the Varta stop/start AGM batteries. These batteries are sold by Varta stockists and should only be replaced by the exact same battery that is fitted to the vehicle.

This article was written by Eric Roberts of www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk stockists of Varta Batteries in Halifax West Yorkshire.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

 

069 Lucas Car Batteries

069 Lucas Car Batteries-Do Lucas Make Their Own car batteries

Premium 069 Lucas Car batteries069 Lucas Car Batteries

So, today’s car battery market is flooded with all kinds of different makes of products. Some makes are household names. Such as 069 Lucas Car Batteries and others are not so well known. All kinds of makes are springing up. Of course,with claims and counter claims about how good their batteries are.

Significantly, one of the driving forces in this has been the internet ! Especially E-bay. This is where you are likely to find the cheapest car battery prices . Subsequently, then the problem is that do you trust what you are buying. I have noticed recently. That the cheapest price for 069 Lucas Car Batteries. Consequently, is not even a new one ! But looks like a re-used product what ever that means ! Many auto owners however will want to buy a quality product. Going for the products that are made by a reputable company. Of course, such as Lucas who make the 069 Lucas Car Batteries.

Are you selling your car ?

The truth is that unless you are selling your car. Then you should stick to a named product that you can trust. Naturally,the better makes will not be the cheapest. But you must be able to rely on the after service. Customers are better off ordering your new one from an actual web-site. Of course, than any other form of internet selling platform. The website will be accountable if you should get a problem with say a delivery that has gone wrong or a faulty battery.

You can even ring up a web-site to confirm that the one that you are buying is the correct one for your car. A few examples of names you can trust would be Lucas batteries. As i have said earlier they do not manufacture their own any more. The rights to sell 069 Lucas Car Batteries were bought by wholesalers Manbat. The company sell two standards. The Classic and the  Premium.

Lucas premium car batteries are a first class product

I have been selling car products now for well over 30 years, longer than I care to remember, and consequently I have seen these companies come and go , but the 069 Lucas Car Batteries has always kept a high standard of quality, and maintained a good high standard in the dealers. The  premium battery is a maintenance free battery (that means you dont have to top them up every two minutes) with calcium/ calcium technology, to cope with the modern car electric systems and slightly higher voltage requirements. This battery is  made by Johnson controls and is in a black casing, which is a recycled product. The  classic is more of a budget battery suitable for the older models of cars and lower engine capacities, this battery could be made by different European  manufacturers, but is selected by Manbat to offer excellent service in use.

As a footnote Johnson Controls have now sold their battery manufacturing side of the business.

069 Lucas Car Batteries

A new battery just fitted in our Halifax depot UK

You know that if you select  069 Lucas Car Batteries that you can rely on the dealer to look after you if you should occur any problems after the purchase, whether in the their store or on their website, beware of other selling platforms on the internet, they may have vanished when a problem raise its ugly head.

This article was written by Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

 

lead-acid batteries

lead-acid batteries- How they were developed and improved-Eric Roberts

lead-acid batteries

lead-acid batteries

Bill explains the essential principles of lead-acid batteries. He shows the inside of motorcycle lead-acid batteries, removes the lead and lead-oxide plates an…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Lead acid batteries have now been around in their present form for many years.

Of course, it is only in recent times that the lead acid car battery has been overcome. Subsequently, by the more modern technology batteries . As a result, that are now being developed for the modern electric and hybrid car manufacturers. Significantly, due to the rush for a more environmentally friendly battery products. Such as the Lithium-Ion ! Now used many car models such as the Nissan leaf and the Toyota Auris hybrids.

In my opinion though, the ever faithful lead acid batteries, that we still use in the millions. Thus, will still be around for many years to come. They have been tried and tested and proven for almost a hundred years since their invention in 1859 by French physicist Gaston Planté.

Nothing much has changed in the past forty years of time

As an old guy then, I have bought and sold batteries now for more than 40 years. Car battery types have had modifications. Additionally, such as different lead alloys. That are now used in the manufacture of the battery plates. Increasing development of casings to help suppress and resist vibrations. Most truck and car ones are now sealed and maintenance free. So the motorists do not have to top them up any more. Although some battery makers have the old fashioned screw tops. So that you can top up the electrolyte when the acid  has evaporated.

The big development came when the AGM lead-acid batteries was invented in 1985 for military use and was developed by Concorde batteries for commercial use outside the military. The AGM (absorbed Glass Matting) lead-acid batteries is completely sealed and now used in hundreds of applications, although once again these batteries may be slowly replaced by the Lithium-Ion batteries. I know that some golf trolley ones are coming out in Lithium-Ion, but at the moment they are very expensive and golfers have a reputation of shall we say, “not putting their hands in their pockets”. The Lithium-Ion’s  were also developed for the military and used on the stealth bombers and they were also used in space flight and on the Mars Lander Craft “Curiosity”.

Another recent development of the lead-acid batteries

So a new introduction has been the introduction of “stop Start” technology. Used on some new models of cars. This was developed by the World’s leading battery company, Johnson Controls. The trade name that they use for these batteries is Varta batteries. What happens is when the car stops the engine is switched off and

lead-acid batteries

Micro hybrid battery similar to the one used in the Mars lander

when the car wants to set off again the accelerator is pressed and the car restarts. The batteries for this job have to be more powerful that the standard lead acid battery and so the AGM battery lead-acid batteries are used.

In my opinion the lead acid battery will be further developed and used on other applications that have not been invented yet, and will still be a player in the crazy mixes of the development of the modern car, their big advantage is that they are almost 100% recyclable, which is more than can be said about the lithium-Ion batteries.

 

Eric Roberts

lead-acid batteries

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Cheap UPS  Battery business now for 40 years.