CORRECTED-Carmaker Tesla to step up supply of battery cells from Panasonic

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(Corrects company name and RIC in second to last paragraph to LG Chem Ltd from LG Electronics) TOKYO, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc will sharply increase the number of lithium ion battery cells it receives from Japan's Panasonic Corp, in a deal that underscores the U.S. carmaker's confidence in the future of all-electric cars. Electronics maker Panasonic, already Tesla's primary supplier of lithium-ion batteries, will provide nearly 2 billion lithium ion ...

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