Sanyo to boost hybrid battery capacity sharply


TOKYO, June 26 (Reuters) - Japan's Sanyo Electric Co Ltd said it plans to boost its capacity to make auto-use nickel-metal hydride batteries by 75 percent to 3.5 million cells a month by March 2010 to meet growing demand. The latest target compares with its original plan to raise its monthly output capacity for the batteries, used in gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles, to 2.5 million cells by March from 2 million cells now. During the devastating global slump in demand for cars, ...

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