Companies join forces to develop hybrid batteries.
The shared goal between Johnson Controls and Saft Advanced stretches back to early 2006, when the two joined up to develop lithium-ion batteries for a potentially lighter, more powerful and cheaper source of power for hybrid gasoline- electric vehicles.
The announcement from Johnson Controls and Saft did not name the automaker.
The US Department of Energy will help fund the development contract, which is focused on speeding up development by improving battery power in low temperatures and cutting the cost of producing a battery system.
Contact: Johnson Controls Inc., website johnsoncontrols.com; Saft Advanced Power, website saftbatteries.com.
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|Publication:||Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Today|
|Date:||Sep 8, 2006|
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