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Nissan Motor Co. will build two battery-electric vehicles for the U.S. market at a plant in Mississippi, marking the Japanese automaker’s deepest North America move to date in to a growing field of consumer EVs.

The plug-in battery-powered models — one under the Nissan nameplate and one for Infiniti — will start production in 2025, the Yokohama-based automaker said Thursday. Nissan plans to invest ¥57.5 billion ($500 million) in technology needed for EV-specific assembly lines at the plant in Canton, which is just north of the state capital in Jackson.

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