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USA: Johnson Controls, universities plan energy storage research venture

Johnson Controls Inc. is building a two-story addition to its Power Solutions headquarters on its Glendale campus. The company’s battery business has grown to worldwide sales of $6 billion annually from $1 billion in 2000.
Johnson Controls’ power solutions business is working with the University of Wisconsin System and its two largest campuses on plans for a statewide partnership to More

Johnson Controls Inc. is building a two-story addition to its Power Solutions headquarters on its Glendale campus. The company’s battery business has grown to worldwide sales of $6 billion annually from $1 billion in 2000.
Johnson Controls’ power solutions business is working with the University of Wisconsin System and its two largest campuses on plans for a statewide partnership to More

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USA: MEDIA ADVISORY: Johnson Controls Announces Webcast of 2011 Power Solutions Analyst Day Presentation

MEDIA ADVISORY: Johnson Controls Announces Webcast of
2011 Power Solutions Analyst Day Presentation
MILWAUKEE, June 27, 2011– Johnson Controls, Inc. will webcast its 2011 Power Solutions Analyst Day presentation on Monday, June 27, 2011 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. To access the webcast, visit the Johnson Controls Web site at www.johnsoncontrols.com/investors.

At the meetin More

MEDIA ADVISORY: Johnson Controls Announces Webcast of
2011 Power Solutions Analyst Day Presentation
MILWAUKEE, June 27, 2011– Johnson Controls, Inc. will webcast its 2011 Power Solutions Analyst Day presentation on Monday, June 27, 2011 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. To access the webcast, visit the Johnson Controls Web site at www.johnsoncontrols.com/investors.

At the meetin More

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USA: Passive House CA Presents “Case Study of Project Green Home Palo Alto” and House Tour

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Passive House California
Launch of Silicon Valley Chapter
Passive House California, Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) and Plug-In America invite you to attend the inaugural meeting of Passive House California’s Silicon Valley Chapter – featuring a Project Green Home case study, tour and electric vehicle ride-and-drive!

On Sunday, June 26, 2011 at th More

Please join us!
Passive House California
Launch of Silicon Valley Chapter
Passive House California, Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) and Plug-In America invite you to attend the inaugural meeting of Passive House California’s Silicon Valley Chapter – featuring a Project Green Home case study, tour and electric vehicle ride-and-drive!

On Sunday, June 26, 2011 at th More

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USA: Nissan’s Leaf Being Driven in Government’s Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

Nissan Leaf, Nissan’s very first 100 percent electric vehicle, was part of a 116-car fleet chosen by the U.S. government for their employees and recently handed out to twenty government agencies. The Department of Energy and the Department of Defense, were chosen to be part of the government’s new Electric Vehicle Pilot Program.

Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administratio More

Nissan Leaf, Nissan’s very first 100 percent electric vehicle, was part of a 116-car fleet chosen by the U.S. government for their employees and recently handed out to twenty government agencies. The Department of Energy and the Department of Defense, were chosen to be part of the government’s new Electric Vehicle Pilot Program.

Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administratio More

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Solid-state lighting coming into focus

R. Colin Johnson
3/21/2011 11:05 AM EDT
The digital revolution is coming at last to the $100 billion global lighting industry. Energy-efficient LED lamps that replace the glowing-hot filaments of incandescent and halogen bulbs—and the harsh light of compact fluorescents—are finding favor with early adopters, who swallow hard and pay the hefty premiums with an eye toward energy savi More

R. Colin Johnson
3/21/2011 11:05 AM EDT
The digital revolution is coming at last to the $100 billion global lighting industry. Energy-efficient LED lamps that replace the glowing-hot filaments of incandescent and halogen bulbs—and the harsh light of compact fluorescents—are finding favor with early adopters, who swallow hard and pay the hefty premiums with an eye toward energy savi More

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USA: Activated graphene boosts supercaps

R. Colin Johnson
5/18/2011 2:17 PM EDT
PORTLAND, Ore.—The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE)’s Brookhaven National Laboratory recently characterized activated graphene fabricated at the University of Texas-Austin, concluding that it had an energy density that could rival batteries, an energy-release and quick-recharge rate that exceeded batteries, and a lifetime of at least 10,000 More

R. Colin Johnson
5/18/2011 2:17 PM EDT
PORTLAND, Ore.—The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE)’s Brookhaven National Laboratory recently characterized activated graphene fabricated at the University of Texas-Austin, concluding that it had an energy density that could rival batteries, an energy-release and quick-recharge rate that exceeded batteries, and a lifetime of at least 10,000 More

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UK: London Loading Up On Electric Car Chargers

by Aaron Colter, June 3rd, 2011

The city of London is planning on installing 1,300 public charging stations across the city by the year 2013 under a membership program called Source London. Mayor Boris Johnson announced the new initiative, which, once completed, will have deployed more charging units than there are gasoline stations in the city.

At launch, the program installed 150 n More

by Aaron Colter, June 3rd, 2011

The city of London is planning on installing 1,300 public charging stations across the city by the year 2013 under a membership program called Source London. Mayor Boris Johnson announced the new initiative, which, once completed, will have deployed more charging units than there are gasoline stations in the city.

At launch, the program installed 150 n More

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UK: Electric Vehicle Charging Network in London Nearly Doubled

By Yale Environment 360 at Yale Environment 360

Fri May 27, 2011 2:02am EDT

The city of London, which has set a goal of becoming the “electric car capital” of Europe, has launched a new network of 150 charging stations, increasing the total number of stations citywide to more than 400.

Calling a lack of charging points the biggest hurdle to the wider adoption of e More

By Yale Environment 360 at Yale Environment 360

Fri May 27, 2011 2:02am EDT

The city of London, which has set a goal of becoming the “electric car capital” of Europe, has launched a new network of 150 charging stations, increasing the total number of stations citywide to more than 400.

Calling a lack of charging points the biggest hurdle to the wider adoption of e More

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UK: Nissan Offers Free Power to LEAF Drivers in London

If you live in London and you are not a Nissan LEAF owner yet, this will certainly make you consider buying one. Mayor Boris Johnson announced today that LEAF owners now have free access to the charging points that are part of the Source London network.

Nissan will give all LEAF owners who live within 40 miles of a Source London branded charging point 12 months free subscription when they b More

If you live in London and you are not a Nissan LEAF owner yet, this will certainly make you consider buying one. Mayor Boris Johnson announced today that LEAF owners now have free access to the charging points that are part of the Source London network.

Nissan will give all LEAF owners who live within 40 miles of a Source London branded charging point 12 months free subscription when they b More

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UK: Mitsubishi Supports The Source London Electric Charging Point Scheme

Mitsubishi is happy to be supporting the launch of Source London, Boris Johnson’s scheme to introduce electric charging points across London. Developed in conjunction with Transport for London, the scheme will provide over 1300 public charging points by 2013.

Source London is part of the Mayor’s plan for London to become the electric vehicle capital of Europe, in-line with the c More

Mitsubishi is happy to be supporting the launch of Source London, Boris Johnson’s scheme to introduce electric charging points across London. Developed in conjunction with Transport for London, the scheme will provide over 1300 public charging points by 2013.

Source London is part of the Mayor’s plan for London to become the electric vehicle capital of Europe, in-line with the c More

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USA: Three more electric-car charging stations OK’d for San Rafael

By Nels Johnson
Marin Independent Journal
Posted: 05/24/2011 02:13:50 PM PDT
San Rafael, which already has two electric vehicle charging stations, will get three more under a pilot program approved by county supervisors Tuesday.

Coulomb Technologies, the Campbell-based company that last month set up two stations in the city’s C Street public garage downtown, will pro More

By Nels Johnson
Marin Independent Journal
Posted: 05/24/2011 02:13:50 PM PDT
San Rafael, which already has two electric vehicle charging stations, will get three more under a pilot program approved by county supervisors Tuesday.

Coulomb Technologies, the Campbell-based company that last month set up two stations in the city’s C Street public garage downtown, will pro More

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USA/Europe: Johnson and Saft to Part Ways

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Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI – Analyst Report) has taken a legal action in the Delaware Chancery Court to dissolve its 5-year joint venture with French battery maker Saft Groupe SA due to a “fundamental disagreement” about the direction and sc More

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Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI – Analyst Report) has taken a legal action in the Delaware Chancery Court to dissolve its 5-year joint venture with French battery maker Saft Groupe SA due to a “fundamental disagreement” about the direction and sc More

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USA: NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION ELECTRIC VEHICLE SAFETY TRAINING

by Bruce Meland

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) hosted a electric vehicle safety training course and live demonstration for attendees at the Oregon Fire Chiefs Conference held at Eagle Crest Resort and Conference Center October 16th 2011 near Redmond, Oregon.

With the help of Chevrolet and OnStar, Oregon firefighters and first responders experienced hands-on training More

by Bruce Meland

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) hosted a electric vehicle safety training course and live demonstration for attendees at the Oregon Fire Chiefs Conference held at Eagle Crest Resort and Conference Center October 16th 2011 near Redmond, Oregon.

With the help of Chevrolet and OnStar, Oregon firefighters and first responders experienced hands-on training More

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USA/Europe: Johnson Controls, Saft head for divorce

By Thomas Content of the Journal Sentinel
May 18, 2011 9:47 p.m. |(0) Comments
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Johnson Controls Inc. and its hybrid battery partner, Saft, entered into a legal dispute Wednesday when the Wisconsin firm filed a court action to dissolve their joint venture.

The joint venture is one of the company’s most high-profile moves into the clean-technology space, an More

By Thomas Content of the Journal Sentinel
May 18, 2011 9:47 p.m. |(0) Comments
Plugged In

Johnson Controls Inc. and its hybrid battery partner, Saft, entered into a legal dispute Wednesday when the Wisconsin firm filed a court action to dissolve their joint venture.

The joint venture is one of the company’s most high-profile moves into the clean-technology space, an More

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USA: Johnson Controls brings 225 new jobs to Middletown

Middletown becomes a major part of Delaware’s campaign to get things made in America again.

Middletown will be home to Johnson Controls new 400,000 sq. ft. foot facility on Patriot Road.

The automotive battery company plans to hire 225 Delawareans. The key here is these are new jobs coming to the state. Johnson Controls will keep their other 50-year-old site, also in Middletown More

Middletown becomes a major part of Delaware’s campaign to get things made in America again.

Middletown will be home to Johnson Controls new 400,000 sq. ft. foot facility on Patriot Road.

The automotive battery company plans to hire 225 Delawareans. The key here is these are new jobs coming to the state. Johnson Controls will keep their other 50-year-old site, also in Middletown More

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China: China plan to force green-car marriages raises concerns

Foreign players maintain ambitious goals

* Potential for China electric-car market too big to ignore

* E-mobility policy may get almost $15 bln in subsidies

By Jacqueline Wong

SHANGHAI, April 21 (Reuters) – A tentative move by China’s government to force foreign suppliers of electric-vehicle components to share technology and team up with Chinese companies h More

Foreign players maintain ambitious goals

* Potential for China electric-car market too big to ignore

* E-mobility policy may get almost $15 bln in subsidies

By Jacqueline Wong

SHANGHAI, April 21 (Reuters) – A tentative move by China’s government to force foreign suppliers of electric-vehicle components to share technology and team up with Chinese companies h More

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UK: London’s chief electric car advocate takes delivery of Nissan LEAF

London Mayor Boris Johnson has been handed the keys to a pure electric Nissan LEAF in a formal ceremony under the iconic shadow of Tower Bridge.

The car will be run by Transport for London (TfL) in a month-long trial to see if it lives up to its billing. Johnson has also bee More

London Mayor Boris Johnson has been handed the keys to a pure electric Nissan LEAF in a formal ceremony under the iconic shadow of Tower Bridge.

The car will be run by Transport for London (TfL) in a month-long trial to see if it lives up to its billing. Johnson has also bee More

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USA/China: Johnson Controls-Saft to supply batteries for China electric vehicles

The Johnson Controls lithium-ion battery joint venture with France-based Saft will supply a battery system for two electric vehicles that will be built and sold in China.

Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. will equip a subcompact hatchback car and a small crossover vehicle to run on the Johnson Controls-Saft batteries, the joint venture announced from Shanghai.

Beijing Electric and its pa More

The Johnson Controls lithium-ion battery joint venture with France-based Saft will supply a battery system for two electric vehicles that will be built and sold in China.

Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. will equip a subcompact hatchback car and a small crossover vehicle to run on the Johnson Controls-Saft batteries, the joint venture announced from Shanghai.

Beijing Electric and its pa More

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USA: Azure Dynamics Sells 18 Transit Connect Electric Vans to Support Marketing Programs Across North America

OAK PARK, MI, April 14 /PRNewswire/ – Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD)(OTC: AZDDF) (“Azure” or the “Company”), a world leader in the development and production of hybrid electric and electric components and powertrain systems for commercial vehicles, today announced 18 Ford Transit Connect Electric van sales, including a five unit sale to Ford Motor Company to su More

OAK PARK, MI, April 14 /PRNewswire/ – Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD)(OTC: AZDDF) (“Azure” or the “Company”), a world leader in the development and production of hybrid electric and electric components and powertrain systems for commercial vehicles, today announced 18 Ford Transit Connect Electric van sales, including a five unit sale to Ford Motor Company to su More

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USA: Johnson Controls launches MyDemoDrive.com to educate consumers on benefits of advanced technology vehicles

Interactive website created by leading advanced technology power solutions provider shows consumers real-life advantages of hybrid and start-stop vehicle technologies

MILWAUKEE – April 11, 2011 – Johnson Controls, Inc., (NYSE: JCI) today launched its Demo Drive website (www.mydemodrive.com) to educate consumers on the benefits of advanced vehicle technology. This interactive tool allows More

Interactive website created by leading advanced technology power solutions provider shows consumers real-life advantages of hybrid and start-stop vehicle technologies

MILWAUKEE – April 11, 2011 – Johnson Controls, Inc., (NYSE: JCI) today launched its Demo Drive website (www.mydemodrive.com) to educate consumers on the benefits of advanced vehicle technology. This interactive tool allows More

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USA: Planning staff proposes 71 electric vehicle charging sites in, around Memphis

On February 22, 2011, Memphis and Shelby County officially became the fourth and final major metropolitan area in Tennessee to join the EV Project, ?the largest deployment of electric vehicles and charge infrastructure in history. The EV Project is being managed by ECOTality North America, a subsidiary of ECOtality, Inc., which was awarded a $99.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy f More

On February 22, 2011, Memphis and Shelby County officially became the fourth and final major metropolitan area in Tennessee to join the EV Project, ?the largest deployment of electric vehicles and charge infrastructure in history. The EV Project is being managed by ECOTality North America, a subsidiary of ECOtality, Inc., which was awarded a $99.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy f More

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USA/Europe: Azure Dynamics Announces First European Dealership and 38 Transit Connect Electric Sales

* Orders from this first European dealer, RohneSelmer, now total 58 units
* Interest from European customers continues to grow

OAK PARK, MI, April 6 /PRNewswire/ – Deploying the same successful distribution strategy utilized in North America, Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD)(OTC: AZDDF) today announced that it has named RohneSelmer Company AS in Oslo, Norway as its More

* Orders from this first European dealer, RohneSelmer, now total 58 units
* Interest from European customers continues to grow

OAK PARK, MI, April 6 /PRNewswire/ – Deploying the same successful distribution strategy utilized in North America, Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD)(OTC: AZDDF) today announced that it has named RohneSelmer Company AS in Oslo, Norway as its More

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USA: Building Better Batteries for Electric Cars

TO reduce our vast appetite for oil, the government and auto industry are working together to encourage car buyers to think electric when they go car shopping.
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POWER Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are working on an aluminum-coated battery, top, with a film of lithium metal oxide powder and two flexible cel More

TO reduce our vast appetite for oil, the government and auto industry are working together to encourage car buyers to think electric when they go car shopping.
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Peter Wynn Thompson for The New York Times

POWER Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are working on an aluminum-coated battery, top, with a film of lithium metal oxide powder and two flexible cel More

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Research and Markets: The Hybrids and Plug-In Vehicles Report – 2011 Edition

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/102695/the_hybrids_and_pl) has announced the addition of the “The Hybrids and Plug-In Vehicles Report 2011 Edition” report to their offering.

“The Hybrids and Plug-In Vehicles Report 2011 Edition”

This 273 page report provides coverage of the market in Europe, North More

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/102695/the_hybrids_and_pl) has announced the addition of the “The Hybrids and Plug-In Vehicles Report 2011 Edition” report to their offering.

“The Hybrids and Plug-In Vehicles Report 2011 Edition”

This 273 page report provides coverage of the market in Europe, North More

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UK: Citroen C-ZERO reaches electric car capital of the world

As London tries to position itself as the electric car capital of the world, the acclaimed Citroen C-ZERO has been introduced to the city’s Mayor, Boris Johnson.

The C-ZERO has a maximum range of 93 miles and is already capable of cutting through London’s traffic. Indeed research from More

As London tries to position itself as the electric car capital of the world, the acclaimed Citroen C-ZERO has been introduced to the city’s Mayor, Boris Johnson.

The C-ZERO has a maximum range of 93 miles and is already capable of cutting through London’s traffic. Indeed research from More

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USA: UC San Diego Chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World Wins Solar Grant

Newswise — Joseph Ocampo, a UC San Diego sophomore and a member of the campus chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), is leading a team of fellow ESW student volunteers that has won a $10,900 grant to develop a mobile solar-powered station. The team plans to use the grant from the national ESW organization to develop the “solar tree on wheels” that will be used to charge batterie More

Newswise — Joseph Ocampo, a UC San Diego sophomore and a member of the campus chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), is leading a team of fellow ESW student volunteers that has won a $10,900 grant to develop a mobile solar-powered station. The team plans to use the grant from the national ESW organization to develop the “solar tree on wheels” that will be used to charge batterie More

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USA: Electric Vehicles to Take Center Stage in Nation’s Capital for Earth Week

2011 EDTA Conference, “The Time is Now,” April 19-21, To Bring Together Policy and Business Leaders to Accelerate Electric Drive into the Market

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2011 EDTA Conference, “The Time is Now,” April 19-21, To Bring Together Policy and Business Leaders to Accelerate Electric Drive into the Market

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USA: Batteries bring jobs to Delaware

A new 400,000 square-foot facility in Middletown is expected to bring dozens of jobs by June 2012.

Johnson Controls-Power Solutions Group is building a new $60 million car battery facility in the Westown Business Park in Middletown, Gov. Jack Markell and the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) announced Monday. Johnson Controls already has an existing facility in town, and the new More

A new 400,000 square-foot facility in Middletown is expected to bring dozens of jobs by June 2012.

Johnson Controls-Power Solutions Group is building a new $60 million car battery facility in the Westown Business Park in Middletown, Gov. Jack Markell and the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) announced Monday. Johnson Controls already has an existing facility in town, and the new More

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USA: Electric Vehicles to Take Center Stage in Nation’s Capital for Earth Week

2011 EDTA Conference, “The Time is Now,” April 19-21, To Bring Together Policy and Business Leaders to Accelerate Electric Drive into the Market

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Quote startWith our nation at an energy crossroads, this year’s conference will demonstrate how electric drive technology will be an essential More

2011 EDTA Conference, “The Time is Now,” April 19-21, To Bring Together Policy and Business Leaders to Accelerate Electric Drive into the Market

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Quote startWith our nation at an energy crossroads, this year’s conference will demonstrate how electric drive technology will be an essential More

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USA: Made In Yuma: Johnson Controls, powering the West Coast with quality

Batteries may not be Yuma’s most well-known product, but Johnson Controls Inc., a worldwide production company, produces thousands of car batteries here each day.

“We’ll ship between 25,000 and 30,000” per day, said Jeff Vine, plant manager, during a tour of the local production plant.

Vine said Johnson Controls supplies batteries to several well-known companies and l More

Batteries may not be Yuma’s most well-known product, but Johnson Controls Inc., a worldwide production company, produces thousands of car batteries here each day.

“We’ll ship between 25,000 and 30,000” per day, said Jeff Vine, plant manager, during a tour of the local production plant.

Vine said Johnson Controls supplies batteries to several well-known companies and l More

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