Lead-acid batteries

At around 90 percent, lead-acid batteries have the largest share of the global battery market. A total of 478.09 GWh was demanded in 2014. And analysts predict global demand will continue to grow — by about 2 to 3 percent annually.1,2

The lead-acid battery is one of the oldest secondary battery systems. It has been known since the middle of the 19th century.

The main application markets for lead-acid batteries are:

Starter batteries (cars and motorcycles)
Traction batteries (e-bikes and e-tricycles, low-speed electric vehicles such as forklifts, automatic transfer vehicles, special electric vehicles), with lead-acid batteries facing increasing competition from lithium-ion batteries in these areas.
uninterruptible power supply in telecommunications and other fields

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