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Auto supplier wins Range Rover contract

December 19, 2014
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Land Rover released its first hybrid Range Rovers in 2014. Photo via wikimedia.org

The 2015 hybrid Range Rover will hit the road with lithium-ion batteries produced in the region.

Johnson Controls said yesterday that it began producing the cells and complete battery systems for the Land Rover brand in October at its Holland plant.

The company did not say how much the supply contract for the 2015 hybrid Range Rover is worth or the number of units it will be producing.

The hybrid Range Rover vehicles are being made at Land Rover's advanced manufacturing center in Solihull, England, just outside of Birmingham.

Hybrid batteries are part of Johnson Controls’ portfolio of energy-storage products for vehicles to help automakers meet increasing regulations for fuel efficiency and emission reductions across their fleets.

"As the first company in the world to produce lithium-ion batteries for mass-production hybrid vehicles, we are excited to work with Jaguar Land Rover," said Lisa Bahash, VP and general manager of the Original Equipment Group for Johnson Controls Power Solutions.

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