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Former Nissan EV developer to launch plastic battery this year

Japanese startup APB plans mass production of electricity storage systems

Japanese startup APB has developed a plastic-based lithium-ion battery, which it says has big advantages over those made from metals (Photo by Akane Okutsu).

TOKYO -- A Japanese startup hopes to start commercial production this year of a lithium ion battery made entirely of plastic, hoping to make the power cells safer and ultimately give a springboard to their wider adoption in electric vehicles.

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