Johnson Controls will provide battery packs to XL Hybrids, developer of a low-cost hybrid electric powertrain designed specifically for Class 1 to 3 commercial-fleet use. The supplier’s complete, advanced lithium-ion battery packs constructed of high-power, spiral-wound lithium-nickel-cobalt-aluminum cells will power light-duty commercial Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans going on sale in 2013. The battery pack has 1.8 kWh of energy storage, a peak discharge power rating of ...

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