EnerSys has launched its ODYSSEY Performance Series batteries for buses, trucks and other large commercial vehicles. Optimized to meet the high load demands of the modern automotive vehicle sector, the batteries offer a solution to fleet owners and operators who are facing a sharp rise in battery-related vehicle breakdowns.
Advanced Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology enables unmatched battery performance improvements, providing unrivalled usable capacity, strength and life – to reliably power even the most demanding vehicles – along with an outstanding reduction in total cost of ownership.
Phil Arrowsmith, Director Specialty Market EMEA at EnerSys, commented: ‘The ODYSSEY Performance Series battery range is what modern transport and service vehicles have been waiting for. Tried and tested in the heavy-duty vehicle market for more than five years, these superior batteries harness the power of TPPL battery technology to deliver massive starting and endurance ability.’
Available in standard footprints for European heavy-duty vehicles, ODYSSEY Performance Series batteries comply with DIN B and DIN C size standards for Europe and the widely recognised – though no longer formally accepted – 629 and 625 references for the UK.
Today’s vehicle and driver systems are demanding ever-higher levels of performance, beyond anything conventional batteries were ever designed for. Existing batteries are therefore increasingly unable to handle vehicles’ growing electrical loads. A typical battery challenge is to support a ‘hotel load’ without the need to restart the engine, while retaining enough reserve power to reliably start the engine again the following morning – and to repeat this without fail throughout the battery’s operating life.