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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 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 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 May 20, 2016

Panasonic says it’s ready to accelerate its Tesla Gigafactory investment to support the Model 3

During the recent conference call with analysts for Tesla’s first quarter 2016, co-founder and CTO JB Straubel said that we shouldn’t focus too much on Tesla’s previously stated goal of 35 GWh of battery cell production at the Gigafactory, and 50 GWh of battery pack output. Straubel said that Tesla was prepared to adjust the […]

Panasonic Stories February 4, 2016

Tesla Gigafactory investment is up 57% in Q4 thanks to Panasonic [Q4 2015 Activity Report]

Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development published its Q4 2015 Quarterly Activity Report for the Tesla Gigafactory and judges the company’s progress to be satisfactory despite slower than projected job creation and investment. You can read the full report embedded bellow.

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 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 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 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 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 October 2, 2017

Tesla’s battery partner Panasonic increases production in Japan for other automakers

Panasonic’s automotive battery business has significantly grown over the last few years through its partnership with Tesla, which has become the biggest li-ion battery consumer in the world. Now the Japanese electronics giant has announced the expansion of its battery production to support other automakers.

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