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Electric cars in China

BYD to quadruple car battery output with lithium site plants

China's electric-vehicle leader seeks to take back crown from CATL

The BYD battery plant that opened Wednesday employs the latest technologies for cost-competitive production. 

XINING, China/TOKYO -- Chinese carmaker BYD is spending about $3 billion to nearly quadruple its capacity to produce electric car batteries by 2020, in an effort to catch up with leader Contemporary Amperex Technology, or CATL.

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