12V batteries part III: Learnings from an established sustainable supply chain

Technology Trends

On this week’s Autology podcast, S&P Global Mobility host industry experts from Clarios again as we dive deeper on the topic of 12V batteries in the third episode of this multi-part series.

Electrified vehicles, including full battery electric vehicles, will continue to require a 12V battery for myriad features and ancillary applications onboard. With increasing connected and intelligent vehicles coming to market, S&P Global Mobility expects demand for 12V batteries to continue to grow until at least 2025. Depending on the requirements and performance characteristics, these batteries can be either lead acid or lithium ion. 

As an industry-leading provider of 12V flooded, advanced AGM (absorbent glass mat) lead acid batteries as well as 12V lithium-ion, Clarios understand this market better than most. Jeff Harris, one of their leading experts, joins our S&P Global Mobility North American battery expert Jay Hwang to help outline key sustainability aspects of low voltage lead acid battery, as well as pros & cons of lead acid vs. lithium ion, finishing on the sustainability lessons that lithium-ion battery recycling can learn from the lead acid’s closed loop circular economy.

Tune in to hear perspectives from thought leaders in this evolving technology space as we mate S&P Global Mobility data with the perspectives of those at the forefront of product development.


  • Graham Evans – Host – Director, Supply Chain and Technology - S&P Global Mobility
  • Jeff Harris – Global Product Line Leader, Lithium and Smart Electronics – Clarios
  • Jay Hwang – Senior Research Analyst in North America Battery, Supply Chain and Technology - S&P Global Mobility

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