Johnson Controls' Batteries to Power All-Electric Boat Motors

Press Release
Friday, March 01, 2013

Johnson Controls, Inc. to produce Li-ion battery packs from its Holland, Mich. plant for Torqeedo's all-electric boat motors.

Torqeedo, a German-based manufacturer, will use Johnson Controls' Li-ion automotive battery packs to power its award-winning 80-Horsepower electric boat motor called DEEP BLUE.

"With our leading battery expertise, we helped our customer combine two distinct technologies – the large outboard engine and electric motor -- making the Torqeedo DEEP BLUE system a real game-changer," said Holger Jetses, vice president and general manager for Johnson Controls Power Solutions' Original Equipment group, EMEA.

"In bringing this innovative product to the marine market we are helping to provide a cleaner, quieter and more economical boating experience for users."

Johnson Controls modified its Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) battery, making the product waterproof and resistant to salt water, for Torqeedo's marine application.

"The collaboration between Johnson Controls and Torqeedo gave birth to a new battery solution. It's the first time ever used in the marine industry," said Dr. Christoph Ballin , Torqeedo's CEO. "By integrating the high performance automotive batteries for use in boats and ships, Torqeedo is pleased to bring this truly unique product to market."
 

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