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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.

The production plans mark an increase in investment in a new plant in the northern Chinese city of Dalian, along with new factories in Poland and Mexico.

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