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Panasonic and U.S. automaker Tesla are partners in battery production.

Panasonic powers up electric-car battery output in Asia, US

Japanese group planning expansion of US Gigafactory with partner Tesla

| Japan

OSAKA -- Panasonic, the world's biggest supplier of lithium-ion batteries for cars, will simultaneously increase production in Japan, China and the U.S. as it looks to ride an accelerating global shift to electric vehicles.

Investments in additional capacity at all three production bases could reach 100 billion yen ($881 million).

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