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Panasonic Stories February 26, 2014

Panasonic and its partners to invest $1B in Tesla’s Battery Gigafactory, how does Tesla fund the rest?

You’ll recall that I picked Panasonic and Solar City to be among partners in Tesla’s upcoming Gigafactory announcement back in mid-January. I went on Bloomberg earlier this month to re-iterate those claims. Today, Panasonic got a little bit more official. Reuters picks up a Nikkei report: Panasonic Corp is inviting a number of Japanese materials […]

Panasonic Stories January 19, 2016

Several automakers and battery makers accused of using cobalt sourced by child labor in Congo

Amnesty International and Afrewatch published a new investigative report (embedded below) explaining in details the global supply chain of cobalt and the use of child labor to source the mineral in Congo. The report highlights the failure of certain electronics and electric car companies to ensure that the cobalt used in their batteries is not […]

Panasonic Stories November 4, 2016

SolarCity’s solar Gigafactory will produce up to 10 GW/year under Tesla, says Elon Musk

While discussing potential improvements in manufacturing efficiency with Tesla investor Ron Baron at his conference in New York today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that under Tesla and with the new partnership with Panasonic, SolarCity’s “solar Gigafactory” in Buffalo (pictured above) could produce up to 10 GW/year of solar products – up from the previous […]

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