REFILE-UPDATE 1-Nissan, NEC mull hybrid battery tie-up--sources

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(Deletes extraneous word from headline) (Adds confirmation) TOKYO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. is considering a tie-up with Japanese electronics maker NEC Corp. to develop batteries for hybrid cars and other fuel-efficient vehicles, sources close to the matter said on Thursday. Nissan and NEC will set up a joint venture next year and are aiming to begin mass production of the batteries by 2010, business daily Nihon Keizai said on Thursday. Nissan, which trails Toyota ...

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