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Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. is Supplying Lithium-ion Battery Packs to Nissan for the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid Now on Sale in North America

Tokyo, Nov 14, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. - the regional headquarters for the Americas within the global operations of Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. - today announced that it is supplying lithium-ion battery pack for the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid sport utility vehicle now on sale in North America.

The lithium-ion battery packs for the Pathfinder Hybrid are compact, lightweight units offering high power density capability. The battery cells are being manufactured by Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd., a Hitachi Automotive Systems Group company, for assembly into the battery packs at Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas' Kentucky plant.

With environmental regulations being strengthened globally and automotive technology aiming to achieve greater sustainability, hybrid and electric drive vehicles are expected to become increasingly widespread to utilize energy that is clean as well as reproducible and sustainable.

In 1999, Hitachi launched its vehicle battery business, as the world's first mass producer of safe, high-performance, long-operating-life lithium-ion batteries. It has since supplied the market with more than 4.5 million cells for commercial hybrid buses and trucks and hybrid passenger vehicles. Hitachi Automotive Systems Group is pushing forward with the development of electric vehicle battery systems, expansion of sales, and other efforts for meeting the current and future needs of customers worldwide.

About Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd., manufactures, remanufactures and markets a wide range of automotive systems including engine management systems, electric power train systems, drive control systems and car information systems for all major automotive original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket customers worldwide, providing leadership within the global operations of Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. as the regional headquarters in the Americas. The company is headquartered in Harrodsburg, KY.

For more information, please visit www.hitachi-automotive.us.

About Hitachi

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com/.



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