cwerdna wrote:...anything w/auto-start/stop systems. ...
The unfortunate reality is that most of the auto-start/stop systems that OEMs are adding to more and more of their ICE vehicles to get a better EPA rating just do not work in the real world.
They only work in the short EPA test cycle.
The standard cranking service lead acid batteries they are using do not support the energy needs for auto-start/stop systems in real world driving systems.
All they are doing is generating an inefficient huge waste stream of failed lead acid batteries.
A pHD battery technologies expert in Chattanooga has talked with several of them about battery technologies that would work.
The OEMs recognize what they are building does not work, but they just do not care.
All they care about is gaming the EPA test with a lower #, whether they deliver real world results or not.
Mandates on auto-start/stop systems will require a lot better standards on requiring real world results, otherwise they will be a useless inefficient waste.