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LG Chem to Supply Renault Electric Car Batteries

Korean company already supplying cells to eight other carmakers.

Published: 04-Oct-2010

LG Chem has been tapped to supply batteries for electric cars to Renault, Europe's third largest carmaker.

The Korean company said Thursday that it will provide lithium-ion batteries for electric cars that Renault plans to begin mass-producing next year.

Renault and its partner Nissan are building plants around the world to be able to produce 500,000 electric vehicles by 2012.

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