AESC is owned by Nissan (51 percent) and the NEC Corporation, and the NEC Tokin Corporation. It was started in 2007. It had big plans. If Nissan does get out of making its own batteries, it could "energize" (hehe) its rivals, the Nikkei Asian Review says. The most-watched electric car company, Tesla, is building its own battery "Gigafactory" in Nevada, in partnership with Panasonic. Nissan's Alliance partner Renault opened the door to working with outside battery supplier LG Chem for its EVs back in 2012.
Nissan's battery pullout may energize rivals- Nikkei Asian Review https://t.co/pH2dkb3cd6— Mike Millikin (@mmillikin) August 6, 2016