Nissan’s battery partner to spend over $450 mln on new plant in Japan

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Nissan Motor Co’s (7201.T) Chinese battery partner Envision AESC said on Wednesday it would spend 50 billion yen ($460 million) to build a new battery plant in Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture north of Tokyo.

Over the long term, Envision could invest over 100 billion yen in the plant, which would start mass production in 2024, the company said.

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Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Tom Hogue