Shorai debuts lightweight long-life battery


Shorai Inc. has announced a new, Lithium-based starter battery for the powersports industry.

The product uses Shorai’s “eXtreme-Rate LiFePO4” cell technology, LFX. The company says the battery weighs 75 percent to 80 percent less than traditional lead-acid batteries, has two to four times the average service life and the ability to hold a charge for up to a year without maintenance. They come with a two-year warranty.

Unlike traditional lead-acid batteries, Shorai LFX batteries can be disposed of with no toxic effect to landfills, the company says.

Shorai LFX use military-spec carbon-plastic composite cases, and are a drop-in replacement for stock lead-acid batteries. “Shorai LFX cells are produced exclusively in our ISO 9001:2000-certified factory with more than 400 employees,” says a company statement. “Our factory-direct link means Shorai LFX are the only lithium batteries with pricing comparable to original-equipment lead-acid batteries.”

Posted by Holly Wagner