“The battery is the critical piece of electrifying vehicles,” says Nancy Gioia, Ford director, Sustainable Mobility Technologies and Hybrid Vehicle Programs. “Johnson Controls-Saft is one of the leaders focused on creating lithium-ion batteries for an affordable new generation of vehicles.”
The lithium-ion battery system that Johnson Controls-Saft is designing and manufacturing for Ford include cells, mechanical, electrical, electronic and thermal components.
“As U.S. vehicle manufacturers commercialize their hybrid programs, the industry will be best served with a qualified and robust domestic supply base,” said Alex Molinaroli, president of Johnson controls Power Solutions. “Developing and manufacturing these components here also represents a significant opportunity to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign energy sources.”