Johnson Controls targets hybrid battery by 2010

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By David Bailey MILWAUKEE, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Johnson Controls Inc. , the largest producer of lead-acid car batteries, on Wednesday said it hopes to get the next generation of lighter and more powerful batteries into hybrid vehicles within five years. The auto parts supplier said it also hopes to land a contract with automakers to supply batteries for hybrids using current nickel metal hydride technology even as it unveiled a lab at its Milwaukee headquarters to develop lithium-ion ...

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