ZincFive, makers of Nickel-Zinc batteries for stationary power (i.e. backup batteries) has announced a partnership to bring a new Zinc battery product for the generator starter market. The move makes sense because the same high-power features needed for backup batteries are necessary for starting engines. Nickel-Zinc like ZincFive’s beats the largest incumbent technology, lead-acid, in nearly every performance measurable, and it is an exciting first step to see it begin to threaten adjacent markets. It’s not hard to imagine a day not too far off when Ni-Zn unseats lead-acid in traditional automotive starters also.