Braille Official Battery Of The 2012 Izod Indycar Series
Braille Battery announced today that it will be the official battery supplier to the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series. After a year of testing with IndyCar officials, Cosworth, and Dallara, the new Braille MICRO-LiTE ML7Ti Lithium Battery will power every IndyCar in the field. The International Patent Pending design was inspired by a similar battery Braille produces for the top teams in Formula 1 competition. The ML7Ti is also a RoHS compliant battery that is part of Braille Battery’s “Green Start” program. This program is dedicated to finding more efficient ways to increase performance and make an Eco-minded battery.
This week on the Streets of St. Petersburg Florida, IZOD IndyCar teams and drivers take their first race laps in the new 2012 IndyCar, powered by a Braille Lithium Battery. All the top teams will be on track including Penske, Target Chip Ganassi Racing (Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti), Sam Schmidt Motorsports (Simon Pagenaud), Andretti Autosport (Marco Andretti), KV Racing Technology (Tony Kanaan) and Panther Racing (JR Hildebrand). The 2012 DW12 Dallara IndyCar is powered by a Braille ML7Ti Lithium-Ion Race Battery. The Battery weighs only 2.1 lbs and was specifically designed for the lightweight Dallara chassis.
“Today is a historic day for our company and our racing heritage. To work with Cosworth and Dallara, two World Class companies, is an opportunity to showcase our advances in battery technology,” said Braille Battery President Blake Fuller. “We’ve been able to take our battery design success in Formula 1, Le Mans, NASCAR and Drag Racing and apply that knowledge to this latest IndyCar design.” We are very excited to be the Official Battery of the IZOD IndyCar Series and want to thank all the people involved in making this a success.”
After a race proven design with Formula 1 teams, Braille Battery began working with IndyCar teams two years ago, replacing the Lead Acid product with Lithium- Ion. Braille approached IndyCar officials and Cosworth with the concept of a “Greener” solution for the New 2012 IndyCar. The Eco-minded battery would be RoHS compliant, using no lead, and would be lighter and more efficient. The Lithium technology would also have a much longer cycle life and service ability making it a lifelong chassis component.
“Braille is dedicated to developing a greener and safer solution when it comes to our high performance batteries,” said Ray Ferreira, Chief Brand Officer for Braille Battery. “The IZOD IndyCar Series is a showplace for innovation through racing and we are proud to be a part of that family. This year will be historic for the company, as we have had success at the Le Mans 24, Sebring 12Hr, Petit Le Mans, Rolex 24, Daytona 500 and will now expand our race wins to include the Indy 500.”
Braille Lithium Batteries will start the IZOD IndyCar season with the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg March 23-25th on the streets of St. Petersburg, FL. Top factory race teams including Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche, AUDI, Mercedes, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Jaguar and many of the prototype cars, all use the latest Braille Lithium Battery starting technology.
ABOUT Braille Battery
Braille Battery is an American Company based in Sarasota, Florida that is the world leader in ultra lightweight Lithium-Ion high performance batteries and also distributes and sells the world’s first and only AGM carbon fiber race batteries. The entire selection is also part of their “Green Start” line of Eco-minded batteries. Blake Fuller, founder of the company, has a history as a road racer, winning Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2002. The company name, Braille, reflects the concept that advantages of weight reduction in racing are sometimes only felt, not seen. Braille Battery is also a supplier to top teams in IndyCar, NASCAR, American Le Mans, Formula 1, Grand AM, Open Wheel, Drag Racing, Rally, SCCA, NASA, Drifting, Motorcycle and all levels of competition on both two and four wheels. Braille products are available through a variety of online distributors in the U.S., overseas, and at local specialty retail outlets.