Sanyo to supply Suzuki with hybrid car batteries
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sanyo Electric, the world's largest maker of rechargeable batteries, said on Thursday it would supply Suzuki Motor with lithium-ion battery systems for its plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Suzuki, 20 percent owned by Germany's Volkswagen, will install the systems in 60 of its Swift small cars and begin test drives later this year.
Japan's No. 4 carmaker has not decided when it will begin commercial sales of cars.