Mercedes Benz Hybrid to Use New Johnson Controls-Saft Lithium Batteries

The factory in Nersac, France, will produce up to 5,000 battery packs a year for Daimler AG for use in the Mercedes-Benz S-class series of luxury hybrids.

Published: 01-Feb-2008

Johnson Controls Inc. has won another contract to make lithium-ion batteries for hybrid cars that will be made in Europe, the company said Thursday.

The announcement came in France during the opening of the world's first factory to make the next-generation hybrid car batteries.

The factory in Nersac, France, will produce up to 5,000 battery packs a year for Daimler AG for use in the Mercedes-Benz S-class series of luxury hybrids, Johnson Controls spokesman Steve Greene said.

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