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Johnson Controls-Saft (JCI) To Build New Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

Johnson Controls, as part of its joint venture with Saft SA, just announced that it will build a lithium-ion battery plant in Holland, Michigan. The plant will built in an existing Johnson Controls Facility there and will provide jobs to 500 employees. Refurbishing the existing plant to handle manufacturing lithium-ion batteries is expected to cost about $220 million. Once completed, the plant will be able to produce 15 million lithium-ion battery cells. The company is … Read the rest

Johnson Controls-Saft (JCI) Partners With Ford (Again)

We previously reported that Johnson-Controls Saft would be collaborating with Ford for a demonstration fleet of Ford Escape Hybrids. However, they’ve also signed a 5-year agreement with Ford to produce lithium-ion batteries for Ford’s first first series production plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Ford expects to have these vehicles in production by 2012.  Under the terms of the agreement, Johnson Controls-Saft will initially deliver 5,000 units of these batteries in the first year, with targets expected … Read the rest

New Hybrid Battery Contract For Johnson Controls-Saft (JCI) Joint Venture

Johnson Controls-Saft has a new 5 year supply agreement with Azure Dynamics, Inc. Under the contract, Johnson Controls-Saft will supply Azure Dynamics with 20,000 lithium-ion batteries to power hybrid delivery trucks and other commercial vehicles. The battery cells will be produced at Saft’s plant in France and then shipped to the US, where Johnson Controls will assemble them into a hybrid battery. The first of these batteries should be on the road in 2010.

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Johnson Controls-Saft (JCI) Lithium-ion Batteries To Be Used In BMW Hybrid

Johnson Controls-Saft, a joint venture between Johnson Controls, which makes car batteries, and Saft, which makes high-technology lithium-ion batteries,  has just announced that its lithium-ion batteries will be used in the new BMW 7 Series ActiveHybrid car. The batteries will be produced at the company’s new facility in Nersac, France. The facility was designed to be easily expandable as demand for the product increases.

Mary Ann Wright, who leads the joint venture, stated that "Johnson … Read the rest