The mentioned battery does not, for the first time in the history, contain any lead or other toxic matters in the sence of the Directive 2002/95/EC ROHS (1) and is a green product.
Furhermore it is the first regular substitute for lead-acid batteries, at the same time outperforming lead-acid in all technical parameters.
The new battery is planned to hit the market by end of 2.Q, 2010.
1. This European Union directive, which came into force on July 1st, 2006, prohibits the use of 6 toxic substances in the production of electric and electronic devices and thereby to contribute to the protection of human health and the environment. The following 6 substances are prohibited to be used in the production process:
4. Hexavalent chromium
5. Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
6. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
The directive currently provides an exception for automotive lead acid batteries, because no alternative technology was available so far.
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The company Ydun s.r.o. was founded two years ago for the purpose of developing the new battery technology.