Johnson Controls Power Solutions will add 11 battery group sizes in
order to meet a growing need.
According to a
statement from the company Wednesday, Johnson Controls Power
Solutions will introduce 11 new Absorbent Glass Mat battery group
sizes at the 2017 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo in Las Vegas.
electrical loads from features such as navigation and entertainment
systems have redefined the critical role of the battery,” said Dan
Autey, vice president and general manager of North American
Aftermarket, Power Solutions, Johnson Controls. “This expanded line
offers more options for consumers looking for reliable and durable
batteries that support features that reduce emissions and increase
safety and comfort.”
Controls can now address nearly 90 percent of the cars in the U.S.
that would require a replacement AGM battery, including
high-electrical-load vehicles and stop-start vehicles, which are
expected to grow globally by 60 percent by 2025. In anticipation of
this growth, Johnson Controls will invest more than $780 million
globally between 2015 and 2020 in AGM technology to increase
capacity, according to the announcement.