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MARKET TRENDS

START/STOP-VEHICLES STEP ON THE GAS! 

 

Every current forecast points to the trend towards start/stop batteries. Indeed, it is predicted that by 2024 this technology, which reduces CO2 emissions, will already be used in 68 % of all cars.

In the near future, the start/stop battery is set to squeeze the conventional leadacid battery out of the market and it is
already the case that over 90 per cent of new vehicles are fitted with this battery type.

 

The importance of this technology has increased steadily during recent years and if in 2019, start/stop vehicles constituted only 39 per cent of the car market, by 2024 this figure will surge to around 68 per cent. However, in this connection it should be noted that on average all the cars with absorbent glass mat (AGM) and enhanced flooded (EFB) batteries are only about four-years-old, but by 2024 this figure will rise to six years. This development presents enormous aftermarket growth opportunities, as in the coming years many AGM and EFB batteries will thus require replacement.

 

LOWER CONSUMPTION – HIGHER GROWTH POTENTIAL 

According to estimates, the volume of start/ stop batteries in Europe should grow significantly in the period up to 2024 and amount to around 13 million units. The market would be divided roughly into 61 per cent AGM and 39 per cent EFB batteries.

THE TECHNOLOGY FOR ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY VEHICLES 

Today, AGM and EFB batteries are regarded as constituting the leading technology in the field of environment-friendly vehicles. The start/stop function provides consistent reductions in fuel consumption and hence emissions, and consequently it is objectives in this connection that largely dictate the choice of the appropriate battery type. Above all, AGM batteries are employed in start/stop systems with a maximum power demand and braking energy recuperation. These characteristics apply mainly to middle- and top-of-the-range cars for which Banner’s Running Bull AGM battery represents the optimum solution.


The EFB battery is used increasingly when the electronic charging balance, which is dependent upon special features and comfort consumers, permits and a good price-performance ratio is in demand.


With this innovative product portfolio and environment-friendly technology, Banner is thus ideally positioned for the future of car mobility.