However, the lineup of AA and AAA-sized batteries will be expanded in Japan first. Sanyo hasn’t talked about release dates or prices for other markets yet. In Japan, one C-sized battery will cost $13 (D-size version: $15).
The batteries are rechargeable up to 1,000 times. Sanyo will roll out a universal charger, also on September 12, which is suitable for eneloop batteries of all sizes. It will be sold in Japan for $48.