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Autocar Magazine reviews LC Super Hybrid

After taking part in an exclusive test-drive in February, Autocar Magazine’s Hilton Holloway produced a detailed review of the LC Super Hybrid VW Passat demonstrator (produced through a partnership between ALABC, Controlled Power Technologies, AVL Schrick, Valeo, Mubea, and Provector).
In his article, Hilton Holloway provides a brief background behind the revolutionary concept, an extensive description of the vehicle’s drivability and praises the car’s performance as well as the potential for the hybrid automotive market that it suggests. Click on the link below for the full article: 

ILA News

Industry coalition recommends better regulation for chemicals management to boost EU competitiveness - 25/03/2015

The EU Commission has been asked to reconsider how effective the REACH Authorisation process is for the management of a range of chemical substances that … Continue Reading

More than 100 delegates now confirmed for ILA International Lead Conference - 18/03/2015

The 19th International Lead Conference (Pb2015) now has more than 100 delegates, from more than 50 companies, due to attend in Lisbon, 22-24 April.

The conference … Continue Reading

New computer tool will help assess the toxic effects of lead on freshwater organisms - 09/03/2015

A free-to-use computer model that helps regulators and industry ensure that rivers, lakes and streams are protected from the potential risks of lead has been … Continue Reading

Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium takes the industry into new frontiers of research - 27/01/2015

The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) aims to take technology forward to levels of performance that will ensure lead batteries remain the battery of … Continue Reading

Four key themes at 19th International Lead Conference, April 2015 - 27/01/2015

With the early bird rate deadline (20 February) fast approaching for the 19th International Lead Conference (Pb2015) ILA Managing Director, Dr Andy Bush, has identifed four … Continue Reading

19th International Lead Conference - Registration Open - 12/01/2015

19th International Lead Conference Lisbon, 22-24 April 2015 


Registration is now open for the International Lead Conference (Pb2015) and the ILA … Continue Reading

ILA to host second Lead Occupational Exposure Management Workshop in 2015 - 17/12/2014

After its successful workshop at Pb2013, the International Lead Association has announced it is to host the second Lead Occupational Exposure Workshop, in Lisbon, prior … Continue Reading

First announcement for speakers and presentations at Pb2015 - 12/12/2014

The International Lead Association has confirmed its programme for the the 19th International Lead Conference (Pb2015), which will be held in Lisbon, Portuagal, 22-24 April … Continue Reading

ALABC workshop discusses innovation in advanced lead batterires - 24/11/2014

The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) has held its first technical lead battery workshop in North America to discuss advances in technology for current … Continue Reading

ILA member Doe Run publishes its latest sustainability report - 20/11/2014

The Doe Run Company released its latest sustainability report entitled Stewardship Integrity Commitment, which documents company priorities and challenges as it works to balance … Continue Reading

Almost 100% of used lead-based vehicle batteries in the EU are collected and recycled, according to new study - 04/11/2014

A new study shows that virtually all lead-based automotive batteries that have come to the end of their useful life are collected and recycled in … Continue Reading

ILA International Lead Conference set for Lisbon in 2015 - 21/10/2014

ILA has announced that the 19th International Lead Conference (Pb2015) will take place on 22-24 April 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.  The event, organised by ILA, … Continue Reading

Thriving markets and future prospects are hot topics at the 14th European Lead Battery Conference - 22/09/2014

The continuing success of lead battery products and the potential for new markets was among the encouraging news for delegates … Continue Reading

ILA to play vital role supporting the lead battery industry - Batteries International - 15/09/2014

The International Lead Association (ILA) has put promoting the many benefits of lead batteries high on its agenda over the coming years. In an artilce published … Continue Reading

Industry veterans honoured with the Interational Lead Award - 11/09/2014

Dick Amistadi and Michael Mayer have been honoured with the International Lead Award for a lifetime of service to the lead industry.

For the first time … Continue Reading

Lead batteries need lengthy exemption from ELV Directive to ensure continued investment, says ILA - 11/09/2014

International Lead Association Managing Director, Dr Andy Bush, has called for a lengthy … Continue Reading

ILA-sponsored Life Cycle Assessments demonstrate the sustainability credentials of lead - 01/08/2014

New studies commissioned by the International  Lead Association (ILA) have given greater insight into the  environmental profile of lead-based products across their entire life cycle.

As … Continue Reading

Innovation and the essential uses of lead mean future demand is assured - Metal Bulletin - 31/07/2014

Future demand for lead is assured and it will be needed more than ever to support the growing market for energy storage solutions, according to … Continue Reading

Article on the lead recycling success story appears in Metal Bulletin - 09/06/2014

An article in the May edition of Metal Bulletin looks at how lead metal has become one of the most recycled commodities in the world … Continue Reading

ILA promotes the sustainability of lead at EU Green Week - 04/06/2014

The International Lead Association will be represented at the exhibition for EU Green Week, Europe’s biggest annual conference on environment … Continue Reading

New study confirms importance of lead-based battery technologies in automobile applications - 22/05/2014

The International Lead Association (ILA) has welcomed a new study by Europe’s automotive and battery industry which concludes that lead-based batteries will by necessity remain … Continue Reading

Annual Review 2013 highlights ILA support for a sustainable global lead industry - 01/05/2014

The ILA Annual Review 2013, which has just been published, shows in detail how the International Lead Association has served the lead industry in … Continue Reading

Keynote Speaker Announced for European Lead Battery Conference in September - 15/04/2014

The theme of this year's 14th European Lead Battery Conference (14ELBC), in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 9-12 September, is Towards Better Energy Storage Sustainability with … Continue Reading

Programme finalised for the European Lead Battery Conference - 13/03/2014

The 14th European Lead Battery Conference (14ELBC), Europe’s leading lead battery conference, has announced its programme and opened registration for delegates.  

Organised by the International … Continue Reading

Leading human health expert retires from the International Lead Zinc Research Organization - 14/01/2014

Dr Craig Boreiko, Scientific Programs Director at the International Lead Zinc Research Organization (ILZRO) has retired after 25 years of service as the global lead … Continue Reading

International Lead Association and ILA-Europe appoint new chairmen - 02/12/2013

Following the announcement that Martin Boddy, Chairman of both ILA and ILA-Europe is stepping down from both roles, two new chairman have been appointed in … Continue Reading

ILA sets out its priorities in Batteries International article - 13/11/2013

The lead industry must deliver continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety performance to build trust according to Dr Andy Bush, ILA Managing Director in the Autumn … Continue Reading

New agreement signals closer co-operation between ILA and the Chinese lead industry - 05/11/2013

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the International Lead Association (ILA) and the Chinese Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA) aims to support and … Continue Reading

Lead-based battery technologies are sustainable for the long-term, says new study - 24/10/2013

There are no concerns about the availability of raw materials or the security of supply for lead-based batteries for the foreseeable future, according to a … Continue Reading

ILA research makes an important contribution to the protection of freshwater environments - 02/10/2013

One of the most important environmental research projects in recent years, conducted on behalf of the lead industry by the International Lead Association (ILA), is … Continue Reading

International experts work with India lead industry to promote good practice at lead battery recycling plants - 01/10/2013

Experts in occupational health and safety practices have completed two successful training missions to India where they worked alongside the domestic lead industry to promote … Continue Reading

Lead industry adds to Guidance Notes series for improving risk management - 20/09/2013

The International Lead Association (ILA) has added to its improvement programme on risk management and responsible care with the publication of a freely-available new guide … Continue Reading

International Lead Award for Brian Wilson recognises ILMC contribution to environmental stewardship - 12/09/2013

The important role of environmental stewardship has been recognised in this year’s International Lead Award with the honour going to Brian Wilson of … Continue Reading

Lead industry sponsored research helps improve regulations to protect European freshwater environments - 31/07/2013

Ground-breaking research funded over several years by the International Lead Association (ILA) has helped to shape important changes to the EU’s regulations on water quality … Continue Reading

International Lead Conference proceedings now on sale - 18/07/2013

Copies of the presentations during the ILA's 18th International Lead Conference (Pb2013) are now on sale and are available electronically.  

Delegates to the conference, … Continue Reading

Lead industry contribution to a sustainable future is key theme at record-breaking ILA conference - 05/07/2013

Delegates to the 18th International Lead Conference (Pb2013), in Prague, heard how lead and its products are making a significant contribution to a sustainable … Continue Reading

Lead industry demonstrates continuous improvements in reducing employee blood lead levels - 04/07/2013

Lead exposure to workers in the European and North American lead industry is well managed and reductions continue to be recorded, according to newly released … Continue Reading

EU must recognise lead industry role in a sustainable European economy, says ILA - 17/06/2013

The International Lead Association (ILA) has called for greater support from EU institutions for the vital role that the lead industry and its downstream users … Continue Reading

Landmark endurance test for lead-carbon batteries in a hybrid electric vehicle - 10/06/2013

Lead-carbon batteries used in hybrid electric vehicles have passed a rigorous test of their durability with flying colours.

A Honda Civic Hybrid (HEV) with lead-carbon Ultrabattery … Continue Reading

Annual Review 2012 reflects increased ILA role in regulation, science, sustainability and product development - 14/05/2013

ILA’s Annual Review 2012, illustrating the sustainability of the lead industry and its commitment to continuous improvement, has been published.

The review also reports on … Continue Reading

International experts work with Chinese lead industry to promote good practice at manufacturing plants - 26/04/2013

International experts have completed a successful training mission to China where they worked alongside the domestic lead industry to promote good environmental performance and occupational … Continue Reading

Media Response - Understanding the US CDC Reference Value for blood lead levels in children - 18/04/2013

Recent media reports appear to have fundamentally misunderstood the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) adoption of a Reference Value for lead in … Continue Reading

ILA Position Statement: Response to ECHA public consultation on a proposed restriction of lead and its compounds in consumer articles - 05/04/2013

ILA notes with interest the start of the public consultation by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on a proposal by Sweden to limit the risk … Continue Reading

Metal Bulletin features ILA sustainability projects - 29/03/2013

A Metal Bulletin article, published this month, looking at the lead industry worldwide includes a section highlihting the sustainability projects funded by the International … Continue Reading

Lead industry promotes improved risk management at facilities in developing countries - 11/03/2013

As part of its commitment to improving risk management in the lead industry, particularly in developing countries, the International Lead Association (ILA) has launched a … Continue Reading

Battery partnership wins award for micro-hybrid car technology - 31/01/2013

The Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) and Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) have been recognised for developing their low-cost LC Super Hybrid car technology at the … Continue Reading

SAVE THE DATE: International Lead Conference 2013 - 29/01/2013

18th International Lead Conference Prague, 19-21 June, 2013

The future of lead: Meeting the challenges, seizing the opportunities

The current economic climate presents tremendous opportunities for the lead industry … Continue Reading

Swedish lead metal classification proposal will affect all European metals industries - 07/12/2012

Proposals by Sweden for the harmonised EU classification of lead metal as a proven human reproductive hazard will have serious repercussions for the … Continue Reading

Regulation of lead substances in Europe needs a better balance, says the ILA - 22/10/2012

Regulators are failing to take into account some of the most important factors, such as the overall economic benefits and effectiveness of existing regulation, when … Continue Reading

Paris conference breaks records - 29/09/2012

With a record number of exhibitors and the conference itself a sell out the recent 13th European Lead Battery Conference, organised by the ILA, … Continue Reading

Winner of the International Lead Award announced - 28/09/2012

Norbert Maleschitz, from Austrian battery manufacturer Banner GmbH, is the winner of this year’s International Lead Award, which was presented at the 13th European Lead … Continue Reading

ILA welcomes the latest hybrid electric car to its Paris Conference - 29/08/2012

The International Lead Association (ILA) will work closely with the Advance Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) over the coming months,  as the Consortium celebrates … Continue Reading

ILA PRESS RELEASE: Commission undermines credibility of REACH candidate list - 21/08/2012

Latest EU Commission proposal for the REACH candidate list ‘undermines the credibility of the process’ – says lead industry

- Latest EU Commission proposal for candidate … Continue Reading

ILA Annual Review 2011 published - 10/07/2012


The Annual Review 2011 of the International Lead Association (ILA) is now available and charts some significant changes experienced by the association during … Continue Reading

New London HQ for International Lead Association - 09/07/2012

After seven years at its London offices in Welbeck Way, Marylebone, the International Lead Association (ILA) has moved to Bravington House, Bravingtons Walk, … Continue Reading

ILA appoints Communications Manager - 02/07/2012

The International Lead Association (ILA) has appointed Bob Tolliday as its first-ever Communications Manager.

“We would like to welcome Bob to his new role which … Continue Reading

New President for ALABC announced - 16/05/2012

Former ILA Managing Director, Dr David Wilson, is to succeed Dr Pat Moseley as President of the Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC). 

Members of the Steering Committee … Continue Reading

ILA publishes new case study - 16/05/2012

Eco-Bat, one of the largest producers of secondary lead, has created Safe for Life, a campaign that is communicated across all its sites to promote … Continue Reading

Register now for 13ELBC - 01/05/2012

Registration has opened for the 13th European Lead Battery Conference (13ELBC) and exhibition, which is being held at the Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference … Continue Reading

New Metals for Buildings brochure available - 01/03/2012

The International Lead Association, acting on behalf of the European Lead Sheet Industry Association (ELSIA), is working with an alliance of eight other organisations to … Continue Reading

EALABC opens the door to low cost hybrid electric vehicle - 29/02/2012

The European arm of the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (EALABC), in collaboration with several automotive technology partners, has successfully developed advanced lead-acid battery … Continue Reading

13th European Lead Battery Conference and Exhibition - 28/02/2012

Please make a note in your diaries that the 13th European Lead Battery Conference and Exhibition takes place in Paris from 25-28 September 2012. This will … Continue Reading

Metallo-Chimique joins ILA - 27/02/2012

The ILA is pleased to announce that Belgian non-ferrous metals producer Metallo-Chimique has recently joined the ILA and ILA-Europe.

The company recycles lead, tin, copper and … Continue Reading

Car Batteries Spark China’s Importance in Global Lead Market - 25/11/2010

The economic phenomenon that is China has added another benchmark to its burgeoning inventory of superlatives. It has become the world’s largest manufacturer of car … Continue Reading

Pedal Power is a Hit for Lead-Acid Batteries - 05/11/2010

It sounds like a cue for a song. There are a hundred million electric bicycles in China. But even though it will never be a … Continue Reading

The Humble Battery Sparks a Success Story - 05/10/2010

 The flourishing future of the humble lead-acid battery is electrifying industry insiders, according to David Wilson, Director of the respected International Lead Association.

Seven hundred delegates … Continue Reading

ILA Members sign up to Lead Action 21 programme - 20/10/2009

Like most responsible industries nowadays the membership of the International Lead Association (ILA), which represents lead producers world-wide, considers sustainability and responsibility to be central … Continue Reading

EU Lead Producers undertake Life Cycle Analysis Study - 11/09/2009

Work has commenced on the preparation of an up-to-date Life Cycle Assessment for the production of primary and secondary lead in the European Union.

Current data … Continue Reading

Green Light for Guatemala - 17/08/2009

Central America has a new environmentally sound lead acid battery recycling plant following the news that Acumuladores Iberia S.A. has successfully secured a licence from … Continue Reading

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