Power Your Fleet Through Winter with Next-Generation ODYSSEY® Batteries from EnerSys®

As temperatures drop, battery performance should be a key area of focus for fleet managers looking to avoid unwanted vehicle downtime. Heavy-duty vehicle engines need twice as much energy to operate when the temperature falls below freezing, which explains why fleets with weak batteries often fail to start on icy mornings.

In cold weather, the average heavy-duty battery can lose up to 60 percent of its cranking power, which impacts the ability to get the engine started properly. Maintenance-free ODYSSEY® batteries from EnerSys® are engineered to provide the highest level of Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) available to help the engine start every time, even in the coldest winter months.

The high electrical demands of heavy-duty vehicles can further drive up the risk of breakdowns, with hotel loading and double or triple driver shift patterns often causing conventional vehicle batteries to fail due to continuous use and the depletion of available onboard energy. Fleet downtime due to a failed onboard battery can also have a huge impact on delivery schedules and create a significant loss in productivity. There is also revenue to consider as well as the cost of vehicle recovery and the reputational damage caused by goods arriving late.

In contrast, the dual-purpose ODYSSEY® battery operates as two batteries in one, providing exceptional cranking power to start the engine time and again, while delivering superb deep cycle capacity to help keep auxiliary loads such as heating, lighting and power sockets running.

Fleet operators can now also benefit from the ODYSSEY® DINC battery with ODYSSEY® Connect battery monitoring system, which offers access to real-time data on overall battery state of health – including voltage, temperature, history and usage – via a handy app.

The ODYSSEY® Connect battery monitoring system alerts operators to areas of concern with safeguard notifications, so fleet managers are no longer left in the dark about the state of their fleet batteries. With real-time, 24/7 access to battery performance, operators can take immediate action to help avoid unexpected downtime costs and the inconvenience of needing to replace the power system.

The next generation ODYSSEY® battery from EnerSys® is the world’s first Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) DINC size battery with Bluetooth® connectivity, a built-in sensor and its own app for added operator convenience. Engineered with innovative smart technology, the ODYSSEY® DINC battery with ODYSSEY® Connect battery monitoring system syncs key information to an easy-to-download app on your smart device, providing advance warning of potential issues.

The risk of winter fleet breakdowns can be reduced significantly by upgrading to a high-performance solution such as the ODYSSEY® battery from EnerSys®, which provides twice the power and three times the life of a conventional flooded lead acid battery and is optimized to operate in temperatures as low as -40oF (-40oC). Weather can be unpredictable, especially in the colder months, so reliability is important. The ODYSSEY® DINC battery with ODYSSEY® Connect battery monitoring system could be a real game-changer for fleet operators and haulage companies who are seeking to enhance their fleet productivity.

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 About EnerSys®

EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, designs, manufactures, and distributes energy systems solutions and motive power batteries, specialty batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. The company goes to market through four lines of business: Energy Systems, Motive Power, Specialty and New Ventures. Energy Systems, which combine power conversion, power distribution, energy storage, and enclosures, are used in the telecommunication, broadband and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other industrial electric powered vehicles. Specialty batteries are used in aerospace and defense applications, large over-the-road trucks, premium automotive, medical and security systems applications. New Ventures provides energy storage and management systems for various applications including demand charge reduction, utility back-up power, and dynamic fast charging for electric vehicles. EnerSys also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. More information regarding EnerSys can be found at


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