0

Johnson Controls (JC) will focus on next-generation cooling systems for lithium-ion battery packs with the stated end goal bring to help save consumers money at the pump. Th company has signed a collaboration agreement with Fraunhofer Gesellschaft to develop the next generation of more energy efficient, cost effective cooling systems for vehicle batteries. Scientists and […]

+ Read More
0

Johnson Controls will work in tandem with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield, Mich. on automotive batteries. Johnson Controls, a provider of vehicle energy storage for ICE, hybrids and EVs, announced today, January 29, its partnership with LTU to identify and validate new energy storage technologies within the total vehicle system. The company explained this […]

+ Read More
0

Expect many more mild-hybrid vehicles coming as Johnson Controls just unveiled its first-generation 48-volt Lithium-ion Micro Hybrid battery. “We expect this technology to play an integral role in meeting aggressive fuel economy and emission reduction targets,” says Ray Shemanski, vice president and general manager of the Original Equipment Group for Johnson Controls Power Solutions. Featuring […]

+ Read More
0

Chevrolet’s Malibu stop-start feature will rely on a Johnson Controls battery. Johnson Controls has been chosen by GM to provide its advanced Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery technology to power the 2014 Malibu with Start Stop technology. According to GM, the technology will increase the 2014 Malibu’s fuel economy by an estimated 5 percent. In […]

+ Read More
0

Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries have risen as leaders in the emerging market for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Steady but gradual growth in sales of electric vehicles, however, has limited opportunities for makers of advanced batteries, including Li-ion batteries. Several companies have either entered bankruptcy or shut down, leaving a few hardy firms struggling to remain […]

+ Read More
0

There are several types of hybrid systems and one receiving much behind-the-scenes attention by automakers and top-tier suppliers that’s projected to begin proliferating en masse within a few years is the “micro hybrid” system. This is a cost-effective means of electrification that augments a given internal combustion powertrain. It utilizes a lithium-ion battery rated under […]

+ Read More
0

While the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is first and foremost an automotive manufacturer show, some automotive suppliers also jump in the spotlight to showcase their innovations. Such is the case with Johnson Controls, Inc., which will introduce at the show its 48-volt Micro Hybrid battery demonstration module as part of its full […]

+ Read More
0

The A123 Systems saga is far from over as Johnson Controls objects to delay in payment of break-up fee and expense reimbursement. On Dec. 17, Johnson Controls filed an appeal in bankruptcy court of the Dec. 11, 2012 sale order approving Wanxiang’s purchase of A123 Systems. As part of the sale order, the court ordered […]

+ Read More
0

Johnson Controls is opting out of the planned acquisition of A123 assets. Johnson Controls said Dec. 9 it officially withdrew from the bankruptcy auction to acquire portions of A123 Systems when it declined to match a higher bid submitted by Wanxiang. Subsequently A123 representatives have announced they selected Wanxiang’s bid of $257 million as the […]

+ Read More