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Johnson Controls Lithium Battery to be Paired with German Electric Boat Motor

The cleaner and quieter motor is priced at $19,999 and lithium battery packs starting at $15,000.

Published: 04-Mar-2013

Milwaukee, WI -- Lithium-ion batteries made by Johnson Controls Inc. will power an electric boat motor made by Torqeedo of Germany, the companies announced Thursday.

Batteries for the 80-horsepower electric boat motor, named Deep Blue, will be produced at Johnson Controls' advanced battery factory in Holland, Mich.

Production will launch this spring.

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