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Toshiba and Johnson Controls to team up on lithium car batteries

Two companies aim to start selling to automakers by 2020

Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions and U.S. component maker Johnson Controls Power Solutions will make batteries for hybrid and electric cars at a plant in the state of Michigan.

TOKYO -- Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions, Toshiba's infrastructure unit, is teaming up with Johnson Controls Power Solutions of the U.S. to make lithium-ion batteries, the Japanese company said on Wednesday.

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