|Conserving Resources and Protecting the Environment
Thanks to their automatic and highly effective electrolyte mixing feature, batteries from iQ Power not only conserve valuable resources, but also protect the environment. Effective electrolyte mixing makes iQ Power batteries more efficient and prevents acid stratification, which is the biggest performance killer in todayâ€™s car batteries.
This automatic electrolyte mixing feature (passive mixing elements) produces a high degree of diffusion that permanently enhances the batteryâ€™s electrochemistry, which in turn ensures that the lead is used more efficiently. This puts an end to the gradual loss of battery capacity caused by acid stratification. Batteries with effective electrolyte mixing are more reliable, exhibit minimal corrosion and require less lead.
Compared to conventional car batteries with similar performance, the average weight advantage of batteries with this effective electrolyte mixing feature is about 19 percent â€“ corresponding to several kilograms less battery weight (lead).
The combination of less raw materials (lead) needed and reduced vehicle weight from a lighter battery produces fewer CO2 emissions. This means tremendous carbon savings based on the life cycle of the product and the mileage driven.
This New Technologyâ€™s Potential
About 1 million tons of lead could be saved every year if effective electrolyte mixing was the universal standard for all motor vehicle batteries in use throughout the world (some 900 million automobiles). This technology would also save some 15 million tons of CO2 emissions yearly. Expressed in terms of fuel, this amount would correspond to 25 supertankers of gasoline each year.