Ioxus uSTART receives two fleet industry awards for sustainability
Available in the UK from APC, the Ioxus uSTART vehicle power management system has recently received two fleet industry awards for sustainability by eliminating lead-acid batteries with its ultracapacitor-based, drop-in battery replacement.
The European Battery Directive is a piece of EU legislation that aims to minimise the negative impact of batteries and battery waste in order to preserve and improve of environmental quality. Replacing a lead-acid battery with uSTART in a typical commercial vehicle creates measurable environmental benefits.
As a result of its environmental credentials uSTART has received two leading global fleet industry awards for sustainability; Food Logistics “Top Green Providers 2018” and Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine’s “2018 Green Award Recipient”.
Says Chad Hall, Executive Vice President and Co-founder of Ioxus
With uSTART, fleets not only realise the benefits of improved starting reliability, there are equally important and real sustainability improvements from lead waste reduction. By replacing one of the batteries on a vehicle with a uSTART module, up to 15 fewer batteries are needed over the lifetime of the vehicle. This translates into 454kg (1,000 lbs) of lead that will never need to be disposed of or allowed to affect groundwater.
Available in the UK and Ireland from APC, uSTART is an intelligent power management system that improves starting reliability and extends battery and starter life. Installed by the original vehicle manufacturer or as a retrofit by replacing one or more vehicle batteries, uSTART reduces the number of batteries a truck would require throughout its service life. In addition, uSTART systems improve electrical component reliability by providing boardnet stabilisation, increasing the low voltage during crank, and has built-in jumpstart capabilities. uSTART is designed to last 10x longer than a battery.