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Panasonic begins mass production, shipment of automotive lithium-ion batteries in China

ANI  |  Osaka [Japan] 

Corporation has begun mass production of prismatic-type automotive lithium-ion batteries at its factory in Dalian, China, and held a ceremony to mark the first shipment on Monday.

The market for eco-conscious vehicles, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles, is growing every year thanks to the increase in environmental awareness in recent years.

To respond to the market demand, has been gearing up to start production at this factory, which is its first for prismatic-type automotive lithium-ion batteries in

Amidst expectations of expanding demand for automotive lithium-ion batteries, manufactures high-capacity and high-safety prismatic-type batteries at this factory and ships them to the North American and Chinese markets. Shipments will be expanded in the future to reach more destinations, helping to drive the spread of eco-conscious vehicles.

With the beginning of mass production shipments of automobile lithium-ion batteries from this factory, now has a production system covering Japan, United States, and China, three key global locations.

By strengthening the global competitiveness of its automotive batteries with these sites, will further expand its automobile battery business in the future.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 12:50 IST