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Johnson Controls unveils Micro Hybrid battery demonstration module at North American International Auto Show

 Johnson Controls unveils Micro Hybrid battery demonstration module at North
                       American International Auto Show

PR Newswire

DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2013

DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, Inc., the world's
leading supplier of automotive batteries, introduced its 48 volt Micro Hybrid
battery demonstration module as part of its full spectrum of advanced energy
storage solutions for automobiles. Power Solutions President Alex Molinaroli
unveiled the company's next generation technology at the North American
International Auto Show in Detroit.

"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
percent in fuel economy."

Leveraging a dual voltage architecture, Johnson Controls' Micro Hybrid battery
system would involve a low voltage lead-acid battery and a 48 volt Lithium-ion
battery that enable optimization of energy generation and consumption, thus
saving fuel.

In prospective development programs with key automakers, the 48 volt battery
could support higher power loads such as electric air-conditioning, active
chassis technologies and the capture of direct regenerative power energy
braking. The 12 volt battery would continue to provide power to the vehicle
starter, interior and exterior lights, and entertainment systems such as
radios and DVD players.

"We expect this technology to be adopted in Europe first, due to more
stringent fuel economy and emissions standards, and then quickly move to U.S.
markets in the next few years with mass adoption by 2020," said Molinaroli.

Photos can be downloaded from our online image gallery.

About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader
serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create
quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational
efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced
batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for
automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885,
with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth
strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value
to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2011, Corporate
Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #1 company in its
annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please

About Johnson Controls Power Solutions
Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the global leader in lead-acid automotive
batteries and advanced batteries for Start-Stop, hybrid and electric vehicles.
Our 50 manufacturing, recycling and distribution centers supply more than
one-third of the world's lead-acid batteries to major automakers and
aftermarket retailers. Through our innovations we are building the advanced
battery industry for hybrid and electric vehicles. We were the first company
in the world to produce lithium-ion batteries for mass-production hybrid
vehicles. Our commitment to sustainability is evidenced by our world-class
technology, manufacturing and recycling capabilities.   

         Gretchen Miller

CONTACT: (414) 630-6723

SOURCE Johnson Controls, Inc.

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