XL Hybrids Inc. said it signed a supply agreement with Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI: Quote). XL Hybrids stated that Johnson Controls will provide complete advanced Lithium-Ion battery packs constructed of high-power, spiral wound Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminum or NCA cells to power light duty commercial vehicles, including the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans.
The battery pack has 1.8 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy storage, a peak discharge power rating of 50 kW and a nominal voltage of 260V. It will be fully developed and launched from Johnson Controls' state-of-the-art Lithium-Ion manufacturing facility in Holland, Mich. in early 2013.
The hybrid Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans featuring the 1.8 kWh battery pack from Johnson Controls will go on sale in 2013.
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