Delphi Automotive (Flint, MI) announced that their new absorbent glass mat (AGM) battery is to be featured in the 2001 Corvette program. In addition, General Motors Corp. (Detroit, MI) will also use Delphi's premium AGM battery technology on a selection of future vehicles.
The AGM battery is gas-recombinant. Absorbent glass mat (AGM) separators trap the gasses where the recombination occurs. Delphi reports that its AGM battery is maintenance-free and spill-proof, providing packaging flexibility to mount the battery in any orientation. Furthermore, it is completely sealed with no evaporation. It features a new rugged case and cover design and a one-way pressure valve. The battery is recyclable at battery recycling sites.
"The AGM battery answers many of our customers' needs, and is now featured on the 2001 Corvette," said Guy C. Hachey, president of Delphi Energy & Chassis Systems. "OEMs will continue to benefit from the AGM battery's extended life, reduced mass and volume and its ease in packaging. With its superior flexibility, safety and no-spill design, the AGM battery is sure to become a preferred product on future vehicles."