Due to the increasing demand for better fuel economy and more
sustainable technologies, Johnson Controls announced Wednesday
it will expand its production of advanced batteries for
will increase its existing Absorbent Glass Mat battery capacity
in its Toledo, Ohio plant, bringing the overall invested amount
to $130 million since the start of production for this
technology in the U.S. in 2012, according to the announcement.
factor in Johnson Controls’ decision is that car makers are
needing to replace conventional technologies with more efficient
ones as the government tightens fuel and carbon emissions
enables up to 5 percent fuel economy savings compared to a
technology automatically shuts off the engine when the car is
idle and restarts it when the driver’s foot leaves the brake
time, the vehicle’s electrical systems — from entertainment to
lights — use energy from an advanced lead-acid battery rather
than the gas-powered engine, thus saving fuel.