For use exclusively in vehicles, Hitachi Chemical says its graphite-based anode materials have high capacity density and discharge efficiency and have been developed with a focus on extending vehicle range. Hitachi Chemical has also developed amorphous carbon anode materials for hybrid vehicles. Hitachi's anode materials have been adopted by Nissan for use in the Leaf.
Hitachi Chemical is currently producing anode materials for vehicles on two lines at Yamazaki Works. As of July 2011, Hitachi's production of anode materials was rising steadily. The additional lines will be operational by September 2012.
[Source: Hitachi Chemical]