Johnson Controls Creates Battery for Hybrid Vehicles

January 17, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Johnson Controls Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has unveiled battery technology for gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles. Johnson Controls' 7.2 V nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) battery was developed using technologies from the company's Varta Battery Automotive Business in Europe, and the new NiMH battery incorporates an advanced design that is targeted to meet the power needs of sport utility vehicles and hybrid models already on the market.

"It's a new emphasis on our commitment to the hybrid market," said Johnson Controls Vice President of Advanced Battery and Hybrid Technology Lou Senunas. "We intend to be a strong contender for this business."