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Electric cars in China

Nidec targets 2023 start for flagship EV motor plant in China

Complex will have capacity to produce 1m units a year

An artist's rendering of Nidec's new EV motor factory in Zhejiang Province, China. (Image courtesy of Nidec)

KYOTO, Japan -- Japanese manufacturer Nidec said Monday that it will build a flagship electric vehicle motor plant in China, with production set to launch in the fall of next year.

Construction of the facility, in Zhejiang Province, will start in October and it will go online the same month a year later. It will be Nidec's fifth EV motor factory in China and its seventh overall. The investment amount has not been disclosed.

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