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Nidec aims to disrupt global EV supply chain with cheaper motors

Japanese supplier to spend $1.8bn on plants in China, Poland and Mexico

A Nidec display highlighting the array of motors used in a car. (Photo from company Facebook account)

OSAKA -- Japanese motor maker Nidec will invest around 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion) in overseas production of drive units for electric vehicles, aiming to raise output capacity to as much as 10 million units, Nikkei has learned.

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