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    Official: Johnson Controls and Saft agree to terminate lithium-ion joint venture

    Last week, Johnson Controls and Saft announced that they have agreed to dissolve their joint lithium-ion motive battery joint venture that they formed back 2006. The parties' agreement to terminate their tie up will put an end to legal proceedings between the two firms. Under the terms of the ...

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    Johnson Controls takes legal action to end battery joint venture with Saft

    On Wednesday, Johnson Controls (JC) took legal action in the Delaware Chancery Court to dissolve the Johnson Controls-Saft joint venture. Formed back in 2006, JC's joint venture with Saft focuses solely on developing and manufacturing lithium-ion motive battery solutions. Alex Molinaroli, ...

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    Johnson Controls-Saft batteries to power BAIC M30, C30 electric vehicles

    In late 2009, Chinese automaker BAIC and General Motors struck up a $200-million deal that granted BAIC rights to the previous-generation Saab 9-5 platform and the pre-2006 Saab 9-3. The Chinese company worked its electric magic on the 9-5 and called the finished product the C71 EV concept; a ...

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    Report: Ford going with LG Chem for lithium ion cells?

    A report out of South Korea today is claiming that Ford has signed an exclusive deal with LG Chem to supply lithium ion cells for its future plug-in vehicles. Until now, Ford has worked primarily with Johnson Controls-Saft for its cell supply and the Escape plug-in hybrid test fleet uses ...

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    Ford picks Johnson Controls Saft for PHEV batteries, adds 7 utility partners to test program

    Click the plug-in hybrid Escape for a high res gallery
    Ford has announced that when it starts building its first series production plug-in hybrid in 2012, the lithium ion battery packs will be supplied by Johnson Controls-Saft. JCS has already been supplying the prototype packs for current test ...

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    JCI-Saft to produce Li-Ion packs for Azure Dynamics hybrid vans

    Azure Dynamics has been making hybrid-powered commercial vans for some time now using nickel metal hydride batteries. Johnson Controls - Saft has just won a deal to supply up to 20,000 lithium ion battery packs to Azure over the next five years so the performance of the company's vans can be ...

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    Detroit 2009: Johnson Controls shows off re3 concept

    Click above for a gallery of the Johnson Controls re3 concept
    Johnson Controls is a name familiar to many in the automotive world as a Tier 1 supplier of parts - usually interior bits like seats and electronic gadgetry - to automakers all over the world. In an effort to show off some of the ...

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    BMW 7 Series ActiveHybrid to use batteries from Johnson Controls-Saft

    BMW's upcoming 7 Series ActiveHybrid (where do they come up with these names, anyway?) will use a 120 volt lithium ion battery pack that will be supplied by Johnson Controls-Saft. That battery will be assembled at the Johnson Controls-Saft production facility in Nersac, France. BMW will place the ...

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    Johnson Controls-Saft get $8.2m for batteries, calls money-givers ignorant

    Johnson Controls-Saft has been awarded a contract worth some $8.2 million for the development of lithium ion batteries and the associated system that goes into making them an automotive-ready pack. The goal is to find out how feasible the planned push for PHEVs really is. According to Mary Ann ...

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    Chrysler to fleet test lithium ion PHEV Dodge Sprinter

    Chrysler has been testing a variety of different configurations of hybrid Dodge Sprinter vans with various fleet operators for some time now. These have been equipped with either gas or diesel engines and nickel metal hydride or lithium ion batteries. The company is now getting ready to build a new ...

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    Former Ford Escape Hybrid chief joins Johnson-Controls-Saft

    The chief engineer who helped bring the Ford Escape Hybrid to production for Ford has now joined the Johnson Controls-Saft Advanced Power Solutions joint venture as CEO. Mary Ann Wright will guide the new company as they pursue business for their lithium battery technology in the rapidly growing ...


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