Lead batteries: essential for the automotive industry

Advanced lead batteries

Used in virtually all vehicles

Lead batteries are used in virtually every vehicle on the road across the globe. CBI works with car companies, battery manufacturers and the world's leading research institutes to push the boundaries of lead battery technology to ensure their continued dominance in the automotive market.

Automotive applications

Automotive lead batteries are used in a wide range of applications

  • SLI battery used to power the starter motor, the lights and the engine’s ignition system
  • Batteries for start-stop and micro-hybrid vehicles
  • Batteries for use in micro and mild hybrids, providing both start-stop functionality, brake energy recuperation and some vehicle propulsion
  • Auxiliary batteries for vehicles with degrees of electrification, providing back-up power for safety features

Automotive project

Maximizing high-temperature durability performance of lead batteries

Car companies met with battery manufacturers to explore breakthrough technology using advanced lead batteries.

View the project video here

Automotive lead batteries


  • 99% collected and recycled at end-of-life
  • For start-stop and micro-hybrids vehicles, fuel consumption savings of 5-10% are enabled by lead batteries
  • Unrivalled cold-cranking
  • Excellent high-temperature durability
  • Unmatched safety
  • Most affordable
  • Low environmental footprint

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