JCI and Toshiba join to create hybrid vehicle system

JCI and Toshiba join to create hybrid vehicle system

JCI and Toshiba join to create hybrid vehicle system 331 152 Batteries International

Johnson Controls Power Solutions and Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation announced on November 27 they will work together on developing low-voltage lithium ion batteries that will be paired with lead acid for use in hybrid vehicle applications.

The new battery will be developed at a plant in Michigan, US, following the partnership between the US company — being sold for $13 billion to equity firm Brookfield Business Partners — and the Japanese firm which split from Toshiba last year.

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The two firms will work together to pair the new lithium battery with existing lead acid battery technology for dual-battery vehicles.

“Low-voltage dual-battery technology is the next step in the evolution of vehicle systems that helps to strike a balance between consumer demands, increasing regulations and automaker economics,” said Brian Cooke, group vice president, Products, Power Solutions, Johnson Controls.