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Electric cars in China

China's CATL to supply car batteries to Nissan and Renault

Deal smooths auto makers' entry into growing Chinese electric vehicle market

CATL will make batteries for Nissan's Sylphy Zero Emission electric sedan, due out in China later this year.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Top Chinese automotive battery maker CATL will provide lithium-ion batteries to Nissan Motor and Renault, accelerating its push to expand business with global carmakers.

CATL, or Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd., will produce batteries for Nissan's Sylphy Zero Emission electric sedan, scheduled to hit the Chinese market in the latter half of the year. This marks the company's first deal with a Japanese automaker.

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