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Hitachi to make electric-vehicle motors in China

Japanese tech group bets on Beijing's green push

TOKYO -- Japanese technology group Hitachi will turn out electrified-automobile motors in China as soon as fiscal 2020, aiming to capitalize on a government initiative there to boost production of environmetally friendly vehicles.

Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems, a joint venture of Hitachi Automotive Systems and Honda Motor, established Friday a unit in Guangdong Province dedicated to the development and production of motors for electrified vehicles, including hybrids, according to Monday's announcement.

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