Johnson Controls to premiere Micro Hybrid battery demonstration module at Auto Shanghai 2013

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New energy storage technology has potential to enable 15 to 20 percent fuel savings in vehicles

SHANGHAI – April 17, 2013 – Johnson Controls, the world’s leading supplier of automotive batteries, will debut to the China market its 48-volt Micro Hybrid battery demonstration module at the 15th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2013). The demonstration module is part of the company’s full spectrum of advanced energy storage solutions for automobiles.

“We expect this technology to play an integral role in meeting the aggressive fuel economy targets set for China over the next several years,” said David Cue, global executive director of Original Equipment Business Development, Johnson Controls Power Solutions.

Leveraging dual voltage architecture, Johnson Controls’ Micro Hybrid battery system will involve a 12-volt starter battery and a 48-volt Lithium-ion battery that enables optimization of energy generation and consumption. In prospective development programs with key Chinese automotive customers, Micro Hybrid technology could provide 15 to 20 percent fuel savings in vehicles.

“Micro Hybrid systems have huge potential to support the automotive industry’s needs at a much lower cost than hybrid or electric vehicles, and therefore, offer a mass-production solution that can be leveraged across our customers’ fleets,” said Cue.

The 48-volt battery can support higher power loads such as air-conditioning, active chassis technologies and the capture of direct regenerative power energy braking. The 12-volt battery will continue to provide power to the vehicle starter, interior and exterior lights, and entertainment systems such as radios and DVD players.
Johnson Controls Power Solutions’ Micro Hybrid battery demonstration module can be found at Auto Shanghai 2013, China’s largest auto show, at Hall N5, Booth No. E001, which will be open to media and industry officials Saturday, April 20.

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About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 168,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2013, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit

About Johnson Controls Power Solutions
Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the global leader in lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for Start-Stop, hybrid and electric vehicles. Our 50 manufacturing, recycling and distribution centers supply more than one-third of the world's lead-acid batteries to major automakers and aftermarket retailers. Through our innovations we are building the advanced battery industry for hybrid and electric vehicles. We were the first company in the world to produce lithium-ion batteries for mass-production hybrid vehicles. Our commitment to sustainability is evidenced by our world-class technology, manufacturing and recycling capabilities.

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