According to the December 2011 issue of Consumer Reports, the longest-lasting battery brand is the Energizer Ultimate Lithium battery. This is based on a study of AA batteries.Know More
Consumer Reports tested AA batteries using high-draining digital cameras and low-draining flashlights. Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries took the most photos before dying (1,266 photos). The quickest-to-die battery tested was the Walgreens Supercell alkaline, which took only 133 photos. The longest-lasting alkaline battery brand was Duracell Ultra Advanced, and the longest-lasting rechargeable battery was Duracell Precharged.
As a whole, lithium batteries lasted longer than alkaline, but they also cost more than alkaline batteries. Rechargeable batteries are the most environmentally friendly choice.Learn More
An AGM battery, commonly used in ATVs and motorcycles, is a type of sealed battery with a fiberglass mat sandwiched between the battery's plates to hold the electrolyte. AGM stands for "absorbed glass mat" in reference to the fiberglass sheet.Full Answer >
A lithium-ion car battery powers hybrid and electric cars. Lithium-ion car batteries provide an automobile technology that improves the environmental efficiency of cars. This type of battery is useful for green driving and helps electric cars travel up to 250 miles without burning gasoline.Full Answer >
If the battery light comes on while driving, it means the alternator is not producing electricity and thus the car is running only on battery power. The safest thing to do when this light comes on is to pull over safely and try to locate the problem.Full Answer >
If a car dies while in operation and the interior battery light turns on, this is typically a result of the battery dying completely. In other cases, the battery light may turn on as an indicator that it is not recharging like it normally does.Full Answer >