Johnson Controls-Saft has secured a contract from Beijing Electric Vehicle (BEVC), for the supply of battery systems for two electric vehicle platforms in China.

The two electric vehicle platforms will be launched by BEVC, a subsidiary of Beijing Automotive Industry (BAIC).

The Johnson Controls-Saft is providing electric the complete battery system, which will power the C30 and M30 electric vehicles.

The complete battery system consists of 106 prismatic lithium-ion cells, the battery management system and integrated battery package to accommodate the existing vehicle platform.

The two electric vehicles, which are initially launching later this year, have been adapted with an electric powertrain by BEVC.

The C30 is an A0 segment subcompact hatchback while the M30 is a small cross-over vehicle based on the same platform.

BAIC and its subsidiary have plans to manufacture 150,000 hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles by 2015.

Johnson Controls-Saft, a joint venture between Johnson Controls and France-based Saft, is a developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles.