Motolite to highlight superiority, tech advancements at ‘Overland’ challenge

Published June 22, 2022, 7:35 PM

by Edgard Hilario

Eager to showcase the durability, performance, and technological advancements of its automotive batteries, Motolite has accepted the challenge to partner with Mototesto and Petron to stage the Philippine Overland Expedition Challenge: Pacific Coast Stage, the first-of-its kind off-the grid adventure event in the country.

Motolite will specifically showcase the groundbreaking features that it introduced to the New Excel and the recently launched Excel EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery) plus other technologically advance lead-acid and new formulation batteries at the Philippine Overland Expedition Challenge.

Motolite’s support for and partnership with the Overland community stems from Motolite’s thrust of seeking out and supporting trailblazers that provide new adventurous experiences to the Philippine market.

Motolite’s Excel series of batteries is built for tough road conditions, making it perfect for overland adventures across rugged off-road terrain. With German technology and tropicalized battery design, the Motolite Excel series is packed with innovations that make it last at least 70% longer than competing imported lead-acid batteries.

Motolite will be providing free batteries to the competing vehicles and also offer big discounts to those that will be participating in the four-day, 285-kilometer-long epic overland journey that will begin at the Laus Group Event Center in San Fernando, Pampanga to Dingalan, Aurora and ends at General Nakar, Quezon.

With studies showing that the number of days with temperatures exceeding 50 degrees Celsius per year has doubled since the 1980s, it’s good to note that the Motolite Excel series’ high-purity electrolyte, specially manufactured at Motolite’s state-of-the-art facility, is formulated to minimize water loss and slow down self-discharge, which are key concerns in tropical applications.

All this means that motorists can be confident that their batteries won’t run out of water even when subjected to extreme temperatures under the hood and excessively hot weather.

The Motolite Excel series also has thick, rigid, and full-framed positive and negative grids with wire architecture optimized for mechanical endurance, high-temperature corrosion resistance, and current delivery.

The series also boasts of specially formulated paste to increase cranking capability and cycle endurance. The cell design, meanwhile, increases mechanical durability and prevents internal short-circuits.

Motolite’s glass-mat laminated polyethylene separator envelopes secure active masses, preventing shedding even on deep discharges and tough road conditions, resulting in exceptional durability and longer service life.

Its cells are designed to have snug-fitting and anchor-bonded elements, improving the vibration resistance and mechanical durability of the battery.

Its thicker posts and through-the-partition cell connectors, on the other hand, promote more efficient current flow, helping achieve maximum capacity, delivering exceptional durability, and ensuring longer service.

The Motolite Excel series’ casing, a product of Motolite’s recycling initiative, is impact-resistant and all-weather, with polypropylene covers and containers designed for all types of battery trays and compartments.