Johnson Controls to supply AGM batteries to Chery Jaguar Land Rover

     Johnson Controls to supply AGM batteries to Chery Jaguar Land Rover

Advanced batteries will power energy efficient vehicles in China

PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, April 19, 2013

SHANGHAI, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Johnson Controls, the world's
leading supplier of automotive batteries, will provide its Absorbent Glass Mat
(AGM) advanced battery technology to power the Chery Jaguar Land Rover
Start-Stop and other vehicles made in China to serve the China market.

"Johnson Controls is providing energy storage solutions to help our automotive
customers meet increasingly stringent fuel economy and emissions standards,"
said Deborah Roberts, vice president and general manager Original Equipment,
Johnson Controls Power Solutions, China. "Our AGM batteries have more robust
cycling capability to meet the needs of Start-Stop vehicles as well as provide
outstanding performance for vehicles with the most sophisticated power

AGM batteries are a proven advanced energy storage solution for Start-Stop
vehicles. Initially launched in Europe, Johnson Controls has manufactured more
than 18 million AGM batteries since 2001, and now produces more than 4.5
million annually in Europe.

AGM batteries used in a Start-Stop system help reduce fuel consumption as the
engine shuts off when the vehicle comes to a stop in traffic or at a red
light. The battery restarts the engine when the driver's foot releases the
brake pedal or engages the clutch.

"Our advanced battery AGM technology can help consumers save five to eight
percent in their vehicle fuel costs every year as well as helping them reduce
their CO[2] emissions," said Roberts. Globally, over the next five years,
Start-Stop vehicles with Johnson Controls' AGM batteries will reduce CO[2]
emissions by 12.6 million tons and save more than 1.2 billion gallons of fuel.

Johnson Controls estimates the global Start-Stop market for new vehicles,
powered by AGM batteries, could reach 35 million annually by 2017. To support
this growth, it is investing $520 million globally to increase production in
the U.S., Europe and China.

Johnson Controls AGM battery technology characteristics include:

  oGlass mat separator consistently maintains the electrolyte around the
    positive plate to extend life
  oTight-fitting construction exerts uniform, high-pressure on the plates in
    the battery and reduces the effects of vibration
  oSealed, valve-regulated battery delivers extreme cycle life and high
    energy throughput

To learn more about Johnson Controls' AGM battery technology, please visit:

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 2013, Corporate
Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 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

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