“Japanese electronics maker Matsushita Electric Industrial said Monday it will begin mass production of a new lithium-ion battery that is safe from the overheating problems that prompted a massive recall of Sony Corp. batteries this year,” The Associated Press reports.
AP reports, “Matsushita, known globally for its Panasonic brand products, said it began producing the new batteries in April and will ship them in large quantities by the end of this year.”
AP reports, “Matsushita said it will use the technology mainly in its higher-end, high capacity batteries. The price of the new batteries will depend on the quantity ordered, but would be higher than existing models, it said.”
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