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Kubota to produce EV battery material that boosts performance

Japanese company seeks new revenue source as water pipe market matures

Farm equipment maker Kubota will start producing a material for electric-vehicle batteries, aiming to to create a new revenue source. (Photo by Arisa Moriyama)

OSAKA -- Japanese farm machinery builder Kubota will begin manufacturing a material expected to make electric-vehicle batteries charge faster and last longer.

Kubota recently established technology to mass-produce titanium niobium oxide, an alternative to graphite as an anode material in lithium-ion batteries.

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