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World’s first totally renewable lithium-ion battery is perfect for touring

The Essential battery

The first reusable, repairable and fully recyclable lithium-ion battery has been launched and it’s compatible with touring in a caravan, motorhome or campervan.

Award-winning clean technology company Aceleron has developed a unique compression-technology method to ensure each individual element of the battery can be accessed either to repair, replace or upgrade.

This is not only better for the environment, but allows users to keep costs down while being reassured the product will have a long lifespan.

The Essential battery comes in a variety of voltages, providing uninterrupted, reliable power, which is important when pitching up in your motorhome.

Carlton Cummins, chief technical officer and co-founder of Aceleron, told CaravanTimes: “Touring with the Essential battery on board means you get to go further and do more, and experience complete peace of mind while you do it.

“The Essential is a lightweight, easy to carry and versatile lithium-ion battery that can be installed in three different positions, to replace any group-31 battery.

“It will provide enough long-lasting, reliable power for any appliance in your motorhome, caravan or campervan – from the TV, hairdryer and microwave to your coffee machine or fridge freezer.

“Should you need even more power, it’s also easy to connect extra Essential batteries in series or parallel.”

Aceleron boasts that the Essential is half the weight of a traditional battery and has been given an ergonomic design to make it look sleek, as well as being portable.

Offering up to four times the cycle life and three times more continuous power than a lead-acid battery, the Essential sounds like it ticks all the boxes.

As many caravanners work to reduce their impact on the environment, the eco benefits of the battery will certainly be a plus.

Treating batteries as disposable makes them a drain on resources, so the renewable element will be a welcome addition to the market.

Carlton Cummins and Dr Amrit Chandan of Aceleron

Mr Cummins added: “The really unique thing about the Essential is that it’s the world’s most sustainable battery. All components from the protection electronics to the cells can be replaced for repair, upgrade or recycling.

“It means your battery’s performance lasts a lifetime and you also get to protect the planet – and all those beautiful views you’re travelling to see.”

As the UK pushes towards the government’s target of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, technologies such as the Essential will need to be more widely adopted.

It fits in with the new right to repair rules, which came in last week, making manufacturers of electrical appliances responsible for ensuring spare parts are available to prevent products from becoming obsolete.

Aceleron has always had sustainability in mind, as the company was started when its founders took apart and tested hundreds of battery packs, realising they aren’t designed to be maintained.

They hope to empower communities around the world with greater access to energy storage solutions that don’t result in tonnes of unnecessary battery waste.