Startups Breathe New Life into the Basic Car Battery

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While the costs of lithium ion batteries drop, is there still room to make the lead acid battery better?

In the energy sector, lithium-ion batteries are having a moment. Not only are they powering the hottest electric cars like those from Tesla, but they’re also increasingly the tech of choice for companies building battery banks for the power grid.

But despite all the attention around lithium-ion batteries, a handful of entrepreneurs and researchers are focused on their humble century-old cousin: the lead-acid battery…

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Fortune: Startups breathe new life into the basic car battery