TOKYO – It happened suddenly. Japan, the historic leader in advanced batteries for cars, finds itself trailing China and, soon if not already, South Korea. As recently as 2015, Japanese battery suppliers including early entrants Panasonic and NEC (NEC through its joint venture with Nissan), led the world in sales. That has changed with the emergence of CATL and BYD in China and LG Chem and Samsung in South Korea. CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd.), now ranks as the ...

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