JCI, Toshiba Join To Create Hybrid Vehicle System

By Battery Power Staff

December 6, 2018 | 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, according to Batteries International, following the partnership between the US company and the Japanese firm which split from Toshiba last year.

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,” Brian Cooke, group vice president, Products, Power Solutions, Johnson Controls, said in an official statement.