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Hankook AGM Batteries? #4720402
04/08/18 09:37 AM
04/08/18 09:37 AM
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I didn't know Hankook was in the battery business. They are building a battery manufacturing plant in Tennessee.

http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/729233/hankook-brings-atlasbx-battery-production-to-the-u-s

Quote:
...An automotive battery manufacturer owned by Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. will join the tire maker's U.S. subsidiary in Clarksville, Tenn. AtlasBX Co. Ltd. will build a manufacturing plant there and plans to produce 2.4 million batteries a year....AtlasBX was established in 1944, and was acquired by Hankook in 1977....

...AtlasBX produces batteries for passenger cars, light trucks, electric vehicles, commercial vehicles, boats and recreational vehicles. The company makes more than 15 million batteries a year and has more than 300 customers globally. It makes batteries under its own brands, as well as for brands such as ACDelco. AtlasBX provides original equipment batteries for General Motors and Renault-Nissan Alliance....

Re: Hankook AGM Batteries? [Re: SubLGT] #4720414
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with the roll back of EPA regulations and a pending trade war, this is great new that a company has confidence in North America market.

Re: Hankook AGM Batteries? [Re: SubLGT] #4720417
04/08/18 09:46 AM
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Nice to see another battery manufacturer in the USA

Re: Hankook AGM Batteries? [Re: SubLGT] #4720452
04/08/18 10:09 AM
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Hankook has been investing in North America for over 25 years.

They even have a tire engineering and development center in the Akron area.


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Re: Hankook AGM Batteries? [Re: SubLGT] #4720453
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Lead is such a bad thing when is CAFE going to ban it from car batteries?
Let this be another California first!


Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 04/08/18 10:11 AM.

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Re: Hankook AGM Batteries? [Re: SubLGT] #4720473
04/08/18 10:31 AM
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Hyundai Kia is depending on JCI's Korean arm for batteries, Tennessee isn't far from their Alabama and Georgia plants. I think a bluk of that plant will be dedicated for the Hyundai group.

Re: Hankook AGM Batteries? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4720608
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Originally Posted By: Vern_in_IL
with the roll back of EPA regulations and a pending trade war, this is great new that a company has confidence in North America market.
Trade war? O.K.


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Re: Hankook AGM Batteries? [Re: SubLGT] #4720777
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There have been recent posts about Wal-Mart batteries now being South Korean sourced.

This just makes the trip shorter.


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Re: Hankook AGM Batteries? [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4721045
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Lead is such a bad thing when is CAFE going to ban it from car batteries?
Let this be another California first!



You realize that lead acid batteries are 97%+ recyclable, right??!?

Re: Hankook AGM Batteries? [Re: JHZR2] #4721329
04/09/18 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Lead is such a bad thing when is CAFE going to ban it from car batteries?
Let this be another California first!



You realize that lead acid batteries are 97%+ recyclable, right??!?


Yes but lead is so nasty ask them in the EPA and California.

By the way I have recycled several pounds of that nasty stuff back into bullets!

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 04/09/18 08:17 AM.

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Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74615
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18

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