Technical roadmap

An innovation roadmap for advanced lead batteries

Advanced lead batteries

A golden era for battery technologies

The vast growth in demand for battery energy storage is fueling the race to design and deliver ever more impressive and innovative batteries. As countries rush to reduce their carbon dependency, battery energy storage is set to be one of the defining technologies of the century.

Conducting cutting-edge, market-driven research and innovation has never been a higher priority for governments and companies alike.

That is why the Consortium for Battery Innovation is focusing on research projects which will make a tangible difference to lead battery performance, and which meet the ever-increasing demands of end-users.

Advanced lead batteries

Technical roadmap

Working with our members, CBI has developed a technical roadmap for advanced battery research and innovation. It is based on extensive market research, and discussions with end-users in a bid to better understand customers’ technical requirements for the future.

The result is a set of research objectives designed to deliver short term goals and targets for significant improvements in performance and lifetime for automotive and energy storage batteries.

Download the full technical roadmap here

Highest priority research goal

Energy storage

Increase battery cycle life by 5 times by 2022 to 5,000 cycles.

Improving cycle life is a core technical research priority. Achieving this would lower operating cost, resulting in an even greater competitive advantage for lead batteries in utility and renewable energy applications.

Highest priority research goal


Increase dynamic charge acceptance by 5 times by the year 2022 to 2 Amps/Ah.

Dynamic charge acceptance is a key future technical parameter for micro and mild-hybrids and attaining this target is essential for maximizing the performance of advanced lead batteries in the ever-increasing number of hybrid vehicles.

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