Durable Power Pack: VARTA ProMotive AGM for Modern Trucks
- Prevents battery failures, cuts operating costs and lasts up to six times longer than conventional truck batteries
- Developed in conjunction with leading European truck manufacturers
- Future-proof technology for further fuel-saving, safety and comfort functions
Trucking company owner Fabio Bilibio from Treviso, Italy is proud of his modern, well equipped trucks. The comfort features help him retain drivers for his company and recruit new ones despite a general shortage of drivers. It was just frustrating that the vehicles with the batteries fitted as standard often no longer started again after the mandatory rest breaks. “Total failures after just a few months were nothing unusual,” he reports . The consequence of that was unnecessary downtime and correspondingly high costs – until he fitted his trucks with the new VARTA ProMotive AGM. “This has finally enabled me to exploit the full potential of my fleet.”
Truck manufacturers are equipping their vehicles with more and more electric functions. On the one hand, these increase driver comfort and reduce fuel consumption; on the other hand, they stretch the vehicle battery to its limits and beyond. Result? Premature battery failure – especially with particularly well-equipped trucks. “Some of the biggest manufacturers therefore turned to us with a request to collaborate on the development of a solution,” reports Thorsten Werle, Engineering Design Lead Heavy Duty at Clarios EMEA. The answer the global leader in advanced energy storage solutions came up with was the VARTA ProMotive AGM. Its lifetime of up to six times longer than conventional truck batteries and its reliability have already made it a hit with European truck manufacturers just a year after the start of series production. Almost all manufacturers have approved the battery and are already fitting it in their vehicles.