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Panasonic Stories June 25

Tesla battery supplier Panasonic sold its entire TSLA stake for an insane profit

Panasonic, Tesla’s main battery supplier, confirmed that it sold its entire stake in the electric automaker, and it claims that it won’t change its relationship.

Panasonic Stories February 3

Panasonic plans to deploy Tesla 4680 battery cell production later this year

Panasonic confirmed that it plans to set up Tesla 4680 battery cell production at GIgafactory Nevada later this year. They expect higher revenue from the Tesla partnership.

Panasonic Stories July 28, 2014

Panasonic and Tesla finally agree to a battery partnership on US ‘gigafactory’ plant

Nikkei: OSAKA — Panasonic has reached a basic agreement with Tesla Motors to participate in the Gigafactory, the huge battery plant that the American electric vehicle manufacturer plans to build in the U.S. Tesla aims to begin the first phase of construction this fiscal year. The plant would start making lithium-ion cells for Tesla cars […]

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 […]

Tesla Gigafactory details announced: To be built in Southwest US, provide 6500 jobs, batteries for 500K cars/year

Tesla just announced details of the Battery Gigafactory to be located in the Southwest US. The location hasn’t yet been selected but will provide 6500 US jobs and, in 2020, enough batteries for 500,000 electric vehicles. Tesla also announced a $1.6B convertible notes offering to fund the Gigafactory and other ramping. As we at Tesla […]

Panasonic Stories July 7, 2015

Tesla’s Gigafactory could be twice as big as originally planned, according to county officials

During a presentation about the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, Dean Haymore, from Story County Commission, said that Tesla purchased an additional 1,200 acres of land adjacent to their battery factory under-construction near Reno. According to Haymore, the new purchase made last week more than doubles Tesla’s land at the site and the company is looking to purchase another 350 […]

Panasonic Stories August 7, 2015

Tesla is ramping up spending on its battery factory – Gigafactory is more “space efficient” than expected

The state of Nevada gave an update on the developments of Tesla’s Gigafactory for the second quarter of the year. The company needs to keep up with the state’s requirements in order to get access to the $1.3 billion incentive package the state offered to secure the 6,500 jobs the factory is expected to create […]

Panasonic Stories December 31, 2015

Panasonic to build a new $412 million battery factory for electric vehicles in China

Panasonic is investing 50 billion yen ($412 million) in China to build a lithium-ion battery factory aimed at the electric vehicle market, according to a new report from Nikkei. The annual capacity is projected to be the equivalent of “around 200,000 electric vehicles”, but we don’t know the average capacity per vehicle.

Panasonic Stories December 27, 2016

Tesla closes deal with Panasonic to start manufacturing solar products in Buffalo with $250 million investment

Back in October, Tesla confirmed working on a deal with Panasonic for the production of solar cells and modules at SolarCity’s Buffalo solar ‘Gigafactory’. Early this morning, Tesla announced that they closed the deal with Panasonic and they clarified the products they will make at the factory.

Panasonic Stories December 16, 2016

Tesla and Panasonic working on deal to reopen idled Osaka factory and supply solar panels to SolarCity, report says [Updated]

Beyond Tesla and Panasonic’s collaborations in battery manufacturing at the Gigafactory in Nevada and solar cell manufacturing at the factory in Buffalo, the two companies reportedly struck a deal this week for Panasonic to manufacture complete solar panels for Tesla. The contract is reportedly significant enough that Panasonic is reopening its idled solar module factory in […]

Panasonic Stories January 7, 2016

Panasonic confirms it plans to invest $1.6 billion in the Tesla Gigafactory

Panasonic confirmed being a partner in Tesla’s battery factory early in the development of the project, but other than some estimates from Tesla, the electronic giant never committed to a dollar amount in investment until today. Tesla made clear its plan to remain in control of the project and to contribute the majority of the […]

Panasonic Stories March 9, 2016

Will human hands ever touch Tesla Gigafactory battery cells?

An interesting fact about lego bricks: the first hands to touch a Lego brick are the hands of a customer since the entire manufacturing process is automated. Granted, plastic blocks are significantly less complicated than li-ion battery cells, but since Tesla hired a long-time Lego manufacturing executive to lead the Gigafactory effort, it is an interesting […]

Panasonic Stories December 9, 2015

583 construction workers and 82 permanent employees are now working at Tesla’s Gigafactory [RGJ Report]

Earlier this week, the Reno Gazette-Journal published its latest progress report on Tesla’s Gigafactory. I suggest reading the entire lengthy piece to get a good idea of the impact of the Gigafactory on the region, but the paper can get obnoxiously whiny about the state and local government’s support of the project, so I compiled […]

Panasonic Stories February 16, 2016

Tesla and Panasonic are leading the almost 100 GWh of new li-ion battery cell production to come online by 2020

Tesla and Panasonic have undoubtedly the biggest and most widely publicized li-ion battery production project in the Gigafactory in Nevada, but it’s far from the only project aiming to increase global supply of this important component for many industries, including the EV industry. As we often discussed, Tesla is already producing battery packs at the […]

Panasonic Stories January 19, 2017

Panasonic wants to expand partnership with Tesla to self-driving technology, says CEO

Panasonic has become a crucial partner to Tesla over the years. After becoming the first battery manufacturer to accept to supply them despite having no track record in the mid-2000s, their partnership grew to multi-billion dollar battery supply contracts. The partnership has since transitioned to a manufacturing collaboration at the Gigafactory for batteries and at […]

Panasonic Stories July 11, 2017

Tesla Solar Roof: Panasonic is hiring 300 workers for the production of solar cells

Tesla Gigafactory 2, a factory in Buffalo that Tesla took over after the acquisition of SolarCity, is about to start production of the company new solar roof tiles. Like at Gigafactory 1 for battery production in Nevada, Tesla partnered with Panasonic to produce the cells and now the company is looking to hire as many […]

Panasonic Stories July 12, 2017

Tesla to start offering regular tours of Gigafactory 1, Panasonic to hold event/tour

Tesla has been able to turn its manufacturing plants into some kind of attractions. The company offers regular tours of its Fremont factory for Tesla owners to see where their cars are coming from and it even pushed an “industrial tourism” bill that would have enabled out-of-state buyers to pick up their cars at the factory. Now, Tesla […]

Panasonic Stories July 31, 2017

Tesla Model 3 battery cells are costing Panasonic now, but they expect to turn a profit next year

The new ‘2170’ li-ion battery cells, manufactured by Panasonic at Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada, are a key part of the Tesla’s Model 3 battery architecture. The Japanese manufacturer now says that the batteries are costing them, but they expect to turn a profit next year.

Panasonic Stories March 22, 2017

Tesla battery cell breakdown shows what is inside and difference with Panasonic’s regular cells

There are thousands of them inside the Model S and X yet it’s one of the least understood part of Tesla’s vehicles. While Panasonic, Tesla’s battery cell manufacturers, lists the specifications of almost all its different cells, they don’t release the specs of the custom cells it developed with Tesla. Without going into too many details, […]

Panasonic Stories April 27, 2017

Panasonic inaugurates electric vehicle battery factory in China

Panasonic unveiled today its latest battery manufacturing facility and first in China. The ~$400 million plant, which was first announced in 2015, will manufacture battery cells for the growing electric vehicle market in China. The Japanese electronics giant claims that the projected annual capacity will support the production of “around 200,000 electric vehicles”.

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