Start-Stop is a new automotive platform that turns off the car’s engine off during idling. The emissions savings that accumulate during city driving (such as sitting at a red light) can reach upwards of 5-10 percent. But it is not without challenges; frequently restarting the motor puts extreme stress on the battery. Traditional lead acid batteries have not met the challenges of Start-Stop.
Automakers today have chosen AGM sealed-lead acid batteries as the battery of choice for power Start-Stop vehicles. AGM batteries are better equipped to deal with the challenges of frequent restarts and Partial State of Charge(PSoC). Across our three continental manufacturing sites, H&V is making the world’s premiere Start-Stop separator.