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Ions at the Start

David Vergossen (Audi Electronics Venture GmbH), 
Company: Audi Electronics Venture GmbH, Germany
Published: dSPACE Magazine 2/2012, Nov 2012

The 12-volt lead-acid starter batteries used in conventional vehicles are reaching their performance limits. Modern start/stop systems, more electrical equipment, and the increasing electrification of mechanically driven components are pushing up the demands made on energy storage. But at the same time, the need for lightweight construction imposes tight constraints. Developing a lithium-ion starter battery is a very promising approach here.

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