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Monday 18 October 2021


Landport Battery Options

New European regulations on sulphuric acid that were effective from February 1st (EU 2019/1148) prohibit the sale of sulphuric acid to end users - posing challenges for dealers selling conventional lead-acid vehicle batteries. 

Commenting on the impacts that the new regulations are having, Dutch battery specialist Landport says that "on the one hand, we see customers increasingly switching to closed SLA or GEL batteries. The advantage of these is that they are factory-activated (filled and charged). The batteries are immediately ready for use and the dealer no longer has any additional battery acid handling overhead.

"On the other hand, we see retailers keeping their range as it is. These customers find ways to fill up conventional and AGM batteries with acid on site. These customers service the end users and are still able to sell batteries with acid packs.
"Whichever option a dealer chooses, we here at Landport Batteries will continue to serve our customers as they are used to from us. We have a full range of powersports batteries, and due to our wide and deep inventory we can respond to everyone’s battery needs.

"Our powersports batteries range from the more conventional DRY and AGM batteries with acid packs to factory-activated SLA and GEL batteries, which are 100% maintenance-free, spill-proof, leak-proof and ready to use.
"We also offer HVT batteries for heavy V-twin motorcycles and ultra-light lithium batteries, which are ideal for racing purposes. We offer reliable starting power and maximum performance for motorcycles, scooters, all-terrain vehicles, jet skis and snowmobiles."