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Johnson Controls Developing Auto Stop-Start Battery

Between 2010 and 2020, the market for the start-and-stop batteries is expected to expand from about $100 million to $2.1 billion.

Published: 11-Jun-2010

Johnson Controls Inc. is working to expand use of advanced lead-acid batteries that can be used to help stop and start car engines at red lights, an increasingly popular way of controlling greenhouse gas emissions and oil use.

The advanced lead acid batteries represent an alternative technology that fits between the traditional lead car battery that is the company's dominant battery focus and the lithium-ion battery technology it's developing for hybrid and electric vehicles.

"This is a technology that flies underneath the radar but it's a great opportunity for us," said Alex Molinaroli, president of the Johnson Controls power solutions business.


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