Start-Stop Batteries now Micro Hybrid Battery-Johnson Controls
As I have stated many times Johnson Controls . Aldershot are the World leading car battery makers. Having battery production plants all over the Planet. Johnson Controls make the batteries that we sell under the name of Lucas and Numax.
Their latest project was the invention of “ star-stop” technology, now in use on many new car models in the States and Europe. These batteries can cut fuel bills by as much as 8% and they work by the car engine stopping and then restarting at say a busy road junction, saving the car engine from idling and therefore saving fuel.
The next challenge from Johnson Controls was to make cars even more fuel efficient, without the use of the massive cumbersome batteries now used on the latest hybrid EV vehicles.
New 48 volt Micro Hybrid battery are the next generation from Johnson Controls
This new 48 volt micro hybrid battery will be to power the cars electrics. While the car will also require a small 12 volt starter battery . Of course, similar to the 054 battery that is used today. The new battery uses Lithium-Ion technology. But is far more compact for car use than its predecessors.
This new micro hybrid battery is expected to lower emissions and improve the cars fuel economy to help make a greener planet. Another good point is that this battery is expected to be a cheap battery compared with the massive price tags on the Lithium-Ion batteries used on the EV electric vehicles that are in use today.
This new 48 volt micro hybrid battery looks like being a winner and is expected to save 15% on the cost of fuel a claim that is interesting car makers all over the World…More Reading…
The new micro hybrid battery is expected to be on show at the North American national Auto Show in Detroit, on the 14th January 2014. According to Alex Molinaroli Johnson Controls president…
“Johnson Controls sees opportunities for the development of evolutionary energy storage systems that offer even more fuel efficiency than Start-Stop at less cost than a
hybrid or electric vehicle,” said Alex Molinaroli, president, Johnson Controls Power Solutions. “Even as Start-Stop vehicles become part of the mainstream in Europe and start to take hold in the U.S., Micro Hybrid technology has the potential to deliver the next level of fuel efficiency along the spectrum of vehicle performance, reaching upwards of 15 to 20 % in fuel economy.”
I personally am looking forward to the challenges ahead. Especially, in the battery world and Johnson Controls appear to be one of the leading players.
Written by Eric Roberts… www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk
Hi I would like to introduce myself. So, I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Having worked for a couple for national tyre companies. Of course, in my younger days. Before starting my first automotive business. Now owning a garage and MOT testing centre. Luckily, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. A keen blogger about anything to do with cars. Including their related products that will help my business. Members of Point-S and Trading Standards . Finally, we are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.