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PHOTO CAPTION: Honda Insight was first car to utilize UltraBattery, driving 100,000 miles.

UltraBattery Goes Into Production

The technology is approximately 70 per cent cheaper than the batteries currently used in hybrid electric vehicles.

Published: 23-Oct-2008

The CSIRO-invented UltraBattery is set to have a global impact on greenhouse gas emissions after Japan's Furukawa Battery Company, which has already begun production of the UltraBattery, and US manufacturer, East Penn, signed an international commercialisation and distribution agreement for the technology.

CSIRO's UltraBattery combines an enhanced-power negative electrode and a lead acid battery in a single unit and has applications for low emissions transport and renewable energy storage.

The exclusive sub-license agreement will see the UltraBattery distributed by East Penn to the automotive and motive power sector throughout North America, Mexico and Canada while Furukawa Battery Company will release the technology in Japan and Thailand.

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