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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 January 4

Tesla (TSLA) announces a new battery cell deal with Panasonic

Tesla (TSLA) has announced a new battery cell deal with Panasonic through an SEC filing today. It’s the latest of many recent moves from Tesla in an attempt to secure a large battery cell supply to support its ambitious expansion goals.

Panasonic Stories December 27, 2020

Tesla (TSLA) new 4680 battery cell to be produced by Panasonic, report says

Tesla (TSLA) has recently introduced plans to produce its own battery cells called ‘4680’, but now we learn that Panasonic will also be producing the new cell for them, according to a new report.

Panasonic Stories November 3, 2020

Tesla (TSLA) is getting new battery cells from Panasonic with faster charging capacity

We can expect Tesla vehicles to get a bump in charging speed as the automaker is reportedly about to get new battery cells produced by Panasonic at Gigafactory Nevada with faster charging capacity.

Panasonic Stories October 29, 2020

Tesla is working with Panasonic to build new 4680 battery cell pilot production line at Giga Nevada

Panasonic announced that it is working with Tesla to build a new prototype production line to produce its 4680 battery cell at Gigafactory Nevada.

Panasonic Stories June 17, 2016

Panasonic ‘gearing up for significant growth’ at the Tesla Gigafactory, will host a special hiring event next week

While Tesla has been manufacturing battery packs at the Gigafactory for its energy storage division since last year, new battery cell production is expected to be the real hallmark of the giant battery factory and it has yet to happen. Panasonic, Tesla’s strategic partner at the plant, is in charge of the cell production inside […]

Panasonic Stories October 18, 2016

Tesla to create another Gigafactory-type deal with Panasonic through SolarCity Buffalo plant, Silevo is still in play

We were quite surprised when Tesla and Panasonic announced a new deal to collaborate on the manufacturing of solar cells and modules at the SolarCity Buffalo factory. And that’s not only because it was announced at 11pm on a Sunday night, but because of the implications it has on the solar cells and modules to […]

Panasonic Stories November 2, 2016

Elon Musk on Tesla/Panasonic’s new 2170 battery cell: ‘highest energy density cell in the world…that is also the cheapest’

Despite likely being Tesla’s most important fundamental product developed so far, we know very little about the new 2170 battery cell to be manufactured at the Gigafactory in Nevada. Tesla and its manufacturing partner, Panasonic, are keeping a lid on the details. Last night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a bold claim [I know, shocker] about the […]

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 […]

Panasonic Stories October 31, 2016

Panasonic warns of possible difficulties in keeping up with Tesla’s demand for batteries

While reporting Panasonic’s latest financial results, Chief Executive Kazuhiro Tsuga commented about the company’s growing partnership with Tesla. Tsuga warns that Panasonic could have problems aligning its production capacity with Tesla’s demand for batteries without more investments.

Panasonic Stories October 16, 2016

Tesla announces new partnership with Panasonic to manufacture solar panels at SolarCity’s Buffalo ‘Gigafactory’

Late Sunday evening, Tesla announced a new partnership with Panasonic in the form of a non-binding letter of intent to manufacture solar cells and modules at SolarCity’s Buffalo ‘Gigafactory’, which the company just took over during the past few weeks.

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 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 July 29, 2016

Tesla Gigafactory: Panasonic is raising $3.9 billion, strategic investment ‘mostly’ for battery factory in response to Model 3 demand

Following its earnings today, the Japanese electronics giant announced  it would raise up to 400 billion yen ($3.86 billion) in corporate bonds, and confirmed that most of the money to be used as strategic investments will go to Tesla’s Gigafactory in the near term.

Tesla Gigafactory: a look at Panasonic’s impressive machines for battery cell manufacturing

Tesla has been giving tours of its Gigafactory all week starting with WSJ and NYT exclusives on Monday and followed by an important press tour on Tuesday, but during those events, Tesla and Panasonic blocked access or stopped the media from taking pictures of parts of the plant. Now a group of VIPs got a […]

Panasonic Stories June 2, 2016

Tesla took delivery of large quantities of battery cells from Samsung

While Panasonic has been Tesla’s longtime partner for battery cell supply, the automaker confirmed last year that for the first time it approved a cell from another manufacturer, LG Chem, but only for a small contract for its Roadster 3.0 upgrade. Now we learn that Tesla started taking delivery of much larger quantities of battery cells from […]

Panasonic Stories July 20, 2016

Panasonic ramps up hiring for battery cell manufacturing at ‘Tesla Gigafactory 1’

Things are starting to get interesting at the ‘Tesla Gigafactory 1’ ahead of the ‘Grand Opening’ event set for July 29th. The goal of the factory is to bring a ~30% cost reduction on battery production through vertical integration and economy of scale. While Tesla has been manufacturing battery packs at the factory since late […]

Panasonic Stories June 23, 2016

Tesla will add new section (5th) to the Gigafactory by December, Battery cell manufacturing equipment by July 20th

For the most part, Tesla’s Gigafactory has looked the same from the outside since the beginning of the year. The first phase consists of 4 sections of about 475,000 square feet for a total of 1.9 million square feet. The final version of the building, which should be completed by the end of the decade, […]

Panasonic Stories July 8, 2016

Tesla Model 3 is expected to drive Panasonic’s battery sales to double in three years, says exec

The Tesla Model 3’s $35,000 price tag will be enabled in part due to a significant reduction in battery cost through the automaker’s partnership with Panasonic on the Gigafactory in Nevada. While Tesla owns and operates the giant battery factory, Panasonic is still in charge of battery cell production at the plant, which Tesla then […]

Panasonic Stories May 17, 2016

Tesla looks to LG, Samsung and SK to diversify its battery cell supply for the Model 3

Tesla often said that the Model 3’s $35,000 price tag was dependent on the company achieving its battery cost reduction goals at the Gigafactory. Recently, Tesla officials said that the Gigafactory should no longer be seen as a constraint in the Model 3 supply chain and that the company is confident in its capacity to […]

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