Johnson Controls Power Solutions has secured a contract for the supply of lithium-ion batteries to British Range Rover’s hybrid vehicle.
The lithium-ion battery pack has a capacity of 41Ah and comprises of 96 energy cells connected in series via 12-cell modular blocks.
According to the American battery maker, the system enables extended electric driving range with fuel savings of more than 40% for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The system is engineered for demanding urban drives as well as deep cycling for longer commutes and has an expected cycle life of 10 years.
“As the first company in the world to produce lithium-ion batteries for mass production hybrid vehicles, we are excited to work with Jaguar Land Rover,” said Michigan-headquartered Johnson Controls Power Solutions Original Equipment Group general manager and VP, Lisa Bahash.
The battery systems will be produced at the automotive battery supplier’s manufacturing plant in Michigan, US and then delivered to Range Rover’s production facility in Solihull, UK. The hybrid SUV, designed to be capable of achieving 42-45mpg, will be launched later this year.
Johnson Controls recently started construction on a second global headquarters to be located in Shanghai that will open in 2017.