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


(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 Motor Corp. in the development of ...

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