It may not be the most glamorous piece of hardware on display in Frankfurt, but Johnson Controls’ first-generation dual-voltage Micro Hybrid battery represents a technology that some say is likely to be incorporated into almost every new vehicle within a few years. Johnson Controls says that its Micro Hybrid technology (aka start-stop technology) can offer… Read more »
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In a new report, Navigant Research profiles 11 Li-ion battery vendors that are active in the EV market, and rates them on 13 criteria, including systems integration, safety engineering, chemistry performance, geographic reach, manufacturing and product performance, pricing, and overall corporate financial health. According to Navigant, “Li-ion batteries have won the race to be the chemistry… Read more »
About 120 work trucks, to be used by various utilities and electric companies, will use plug-in hybrid power systems by Odyne Systems, using Johnson Controls’ batteries.
Torqeedo, a German-based maker of electric outboard motors and accessories, will use Johnson Controls’ Li-ion automotive battery packs to power its Deep Blue 80 hp electric boat motor. Johnson modified its PHEV battery, making it waterproof and resistant to salt water, for Torqeedo’s marine application. The battery behemoth will begin production of the new battery… Read more »
Fisker was forced to temporarily shut down production of its Karma luxury sedan due to A123’s troubles, and is hoping for a quick resolution.
Johnson Controls has made a couple of potentially major advances in EV battery technology, which it will be displaying at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. A Ford Transit Connect Electric van powered by a Johnson Controls lithium-ion battery will be available for test drives. Johnson’s new prismatic storage cells are designed to require less installation… Read more »
Lithium ion batteries – we EV boosters love ‘em (though we wish they could be a bit lighter and a lot cheaper). EV party-poopers hate ‘em, telling anyone who will listen that they’re bound to explode, stop working after a year or two, or maybe even channel mind-controlling signals from hippy Communist aliens. Everyone agrees… Read more »
The new PHEVs, which were partially funded by the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program, are expected to deliver fuel efficiency of up to 50 percent per year over legacy diesel trucks.
The 2009 DOE grant recipient was delisted was delisted by Nasdaq, apparently for failing to file a quarterly report on time.