SOURCE: Battery Council International

November 16, 2005 13:13 ET

Lead-Acid Battery Web Site Launches as Online Resource for Battery Information

Uses Range From Automobiles to Golf Carts, the Hybrid Car, and More

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 16, 2005 -- Responding to a need for more information about lead-acid batteries and the critical role they play in today's society, the Battery Council International has launched a Web site dedicated to provide ongoing, up-to-date information on the lead acid battery industry and its applications.

"We are very excited to be able to contribute an additional resource to journalists, teachers, students and anyone else who is interested in learning about the myriad ways these batteries power our everyday lives," said Randy Hart, President of The Battery Council International, the trade association for the lead acid battery industry.

The Web site offers information on the role of the lead acid battery in numerous applications, including cars, boats and golf carts, as well as alternative uses such as in solar energy, wind energy and the hybrid car. In addition, the site includes an updated feed of news related to the lead acid battery and instructions on how to jump start a car battery.

The site also discusses lead acid battery recycling, providing the latest statistics on recycling of the nation's most recycled consumer products.

"We hope that this site will be of use to anyone who is looking for current information on the lead acid battery and the contributions they make to our modern lives," Hart added.

For more information visit: http://www.leadacidbatteryinfo.org. For more information on The Battery Council International, please visit http://www.batterycouncil.org.

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