The ( Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) has an ongoing project called Reliable, Highly Optimized Lead-Acid Battery (RHOLAB) which is demonstrating the performance of Lead-acid power in a Honda Insight (See BD 86-3-12). Difficulties in replacing the Nickel-metal hydride equipment has delayed the program, but the vehicle is now up and running with limited performance recorded. A second program, ISOLAB is focused on comparing flat plate performance against spiral wound Lead-acid for mild hybrid 42-Volt application. Both projects should have significant details to report by the next Battery Council International Meeting in April 2006.
Battery Man, October 2005, pp. 25-30