Ford has developed a battery with the Motorcraft Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) technology. The battery is designed to endure the high electric demands of modern vehicles and compatible with vehicles of other brands.
“Amid the new needs of electronic consumption of the current vehicles, the batteries had to evolve as well. Currently, vehicles require a larger source of energy because vehicles incorporate many technological and innovative components such as wireless chargers, screens, high-range speakers, Bluetooth, heating in the seats and Star/Stop motors, among others,” said Ford.
This battery optimizes the energy flow and reduces the time of response thanks to the technology of centered connectors. It also absorbs acid and averts leaks. Its high compression technology allows gasses to be discharged through a system of regulating valves. Motorcraft AGM batteries are highly resistant to the vibration.
“The promise of the Motorcraft brand is reflected in the AGM battery, which offers an alternative for users looking for a more lasting and robust battery,” added the automaker.
The batteries of vehicles have to be replaced when they decrease their performance, which is linked to the use of the vehicle. There are cases when batteries experience an early failure because of problems with the charging systems, wrongly installed aftersales accessories or after abuse of the capacity of reserve.
“The world is accelerating its progress towards electrification. This is the reason why we are working to perfect the energy sources and satisfy the needs of our clients and the world,” said Ford.
Growing investment in renewable energies is boosting the demand of AGM batteries, according to Digital Journal. The AGM battery market is expected to grow as they are easier to recycle than lithium-ion batteries, as reported by Future Market Insights Global and Consulting. Although lithium is not toxic by itself, lithium-ion batteries contain cobalt, nickel and manganese, which are toxic heavy metals. Moreover, the lack of standardization complicates the refurbishment process of these batteries, as reported by MBN.
For this reason, some automotive companies are implementing strategies to give the batteries of their EVs a second life. Nissan, for example, is repurposing its LEAF batteries for the JR East, Japan’s biggest rail network. The batteries will serve as a backup power source for maintenance and emergencies.