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Nissan to build EV battery plants in Japan and UK

Automaker to tie up with Chinese-owned partner to make cells for 700,000 cars a year

In addition to planned battery plants in Japan and the U.K., Nissan is also considering building new battery plants. (Source photos by AP and Reuters)

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor will tie up with a Chinese-owned battery maker, investing over 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion) to build new battery plants for electric vehicles in Japan and U.K., Nikkei has learned.

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