UPDATE 1-Sanyo to boost output of auto Lithium batteries-Nikkei

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Dec 24 (Reuters) - Sanyo Electric Co plans to raise its annual output capacity for automotive lithium-ion batteries by 150 percent, by investing about 15 billion yen (about $180 million) in a key plant, the Nikkei reported. Sanyo's production lines at the Kasai plant in Hyogyo Prefecture, which will double to four in 2011, will produce batteries with capacities of 20 ampere-hours or higher for use in plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, the daily said. The company produces lithium-ion ...

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