Exide is developing the batteries that will power the next generation of cars.
EXIDE TIMELINE MAKING THE VITAL COMPONENT TO PROGRESS
The Exide story started over 130 years ago, and the company has been at the forefront of innovation throughout its rich and fascinating history. As the automotive industry evolved from novelty to main-stream, it served drivers with easier, safer, bigger and faster vehicles. At every stage, greater demand was put on the battery, and Exide responded with constant product improvements or by developing entirely new variants of lead- acid batteries.
Today s priorities are centred on higher levels of vehicle automation, connectivity and greater fuel efficiency. With its state-of-the-art research centre in Germany, Exide continues to lead the battery R&D.
Exide is also taking part in research partnerships with car manufacturers and scientific research consortiums. The key focus points revolve around electronics, new alloys and additives, improved separators, and cutting-edge production processes. These are all essential aspects in the company s own testing and performance evaluations of smarter battery management systems and advanced battery technology.
1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
The Electric Storage Battery Company is set-up in 1888
Construction of the first large central station battery of 130 cells of 800 ampere-hours capacity
New battery branded Exide , are developed to power electric vehicles
1912 Cadillac world s first production car with electric ignition is made possible by new Exide starter battery
Exide plays a crucial role on Amundsen 3 year Arctic Expedition, as well as many other explorations around the globe
Piccard s Stratospheric Balloon Flight. Exide ensures radio contact is maintained throughout the epic 8 hour flight
Exide increases wartime production for aircraft starting, radio, radar, electric torpedos and close proximity fuses
Accumulator cells are made to power new battery trams
Cells are supplied for the world s first common- battery telephone exchange
The world s first feasible submarine is powered by Exide Batteries
Exide Chloride is used in equipment to power first long distance telephone call and first transatlantic speech transmission
The first talking pictures are made possible with Western Electric sound technology, including Exide batteries
Exide battery solutions are developed for railway signalling and passenger car lighting
Launch of Exide-Ironclad which quickly becomes the most popular power in battery traction
A SECOND CENTURY OF INNOVATION DRIVING A BETTER FUTURE
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