VPW is planning for the future by releasing multiple Li-ion based power products in 2020. Several of the new products to be revealed in Q3 are will be off-the-shelf SLA replacements for consumers and commercial users. Continue to check in with VPW over the next few months for more info on these new products!
This article speaks to the decline of Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries.
“We have to assess which technologies have reached a maturity that will not allow more innovation, we shouldn’t be throwing money at those,” he said. “We look at things that have a future rather than things that have had a great past” —implying that the Commission was eager only to advance lithium batteries over lead ones.
“We are more reluctant [to invest] when a technology doesn’t seem to have much potential for development and has a huge negative impact on the environment … we’re technology agnostic but we’re not stupid.” – Frans Timmermans
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