Even though German car manufacturers have been slow to embrace the hybrid, HEV revolution and no news yet on pure electric vehicle, EV, it seems BMW has finally found a resource for the lithium ion battery pack for their upcoming series 7 hybrid.
The gist, Johnson Controls-Saft will provide the lithium-ion batteries pack produced in Nersac, France for BMW’s 7 Series ActiveHybrid car that is being showed at the 2008 Paris auto show, according to MarketWatch.
Who is Johnson Controls-Saft? It is a joint venture between Johnson Controls, a worldwide supplier of car batteries with experience in integrated automobile systems solutions along with Saft, another worldwide leader in high technology batteries with Li-ion battery experience.
Good to hear joint ventures snatching contracts with big car maker names. It pushes the technology forward and brings more funds for further research into Lithium and other types of more advanced batteries.