Panasonic Stories September 26

Panasonic’s battery cell production at Tesla Gigafactory 1 has emerged as a bottleneck in Model 3 production as Tesla managed to fix its own production issues.

The battery manufacturer has been deploying new production lines to fix the problem and they now say that they are “ahead of schedule.” expand full story

Panasonic Stories August 8

Tesla made a deal with Panasonic to produce solar cells for its solar roof tiles at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo, but now we learn that the slow rollout and production ramp-up of Tesla’s new solar products is resulting in Panasonic seeking new buyers for the solar cells produced at Gigafactory 2. expand full story

Panasonic Stories July 31

Panasonic, Tesla’s exclusive battery cell supplier for electric vehicles, is planning to increase battery cell production by 30% by the end of the year at Tesla Gigafactory 1.

The company says that ‘production at Tesla is gaining momentum’ and it needs to make sure not to become a bottleneck in the Model 3 production. expand full story

Panasonic Stories July 20

Panasonic, Tesla’s exclusive battery cell suppliers for its vehicles, has shut down its relationship with a cobalt supplier due to a possible violation of the US embargo with Cuba. expand full story

Panasonic Stories July 2

With Model 3 production steadily increasing as Tesla confirmed today, Gigafactory 1 in Nevada, where Tesla and Panasonic produce the batteries for the vehicle, is going to need to keep up with the production of the critical EV component.

Panasonic now says that it is open to increasing its already large investment in Tesla Gigafactory 1 in order to support the growth. expand full story

Panasonic Stories June 28

Panasonic, Tesla’s sole battery cell partner for its electric vehicles, was never seen as a bottleneck in the ramp up of Model 3 production, but the Japanese electronics giant has now admitted that the recent “sharp improvement in production” has led to “occasional battery cell shortages”. expand full story

Panasonic Stories May 10

Tesla and Panasonic have become increasingly linked together through massive manufacturing projects over the years and it looks like it could happen again as Tesla eyes a factory in China. expand full story

Panasonic Stories March 13

Panasonic confirmed today that they started producing their first battery cells for electric cars in China. expand full story

Panasonic Stories January 25

Panasonic has announced their new HIT KURO (black) solar panel. The panel sports a black backsheet and a black frame, plus it hits a 19.4% efficiency, totaling a peak production value of 325W.

The panel seems the same (or very similar) as to what was announced by Tesla and Panasonic back in April of 2017 for the US market.

Panasonic brags that of the 4 million solar panels they’ve sold in Europe – only 148 of them have been returned for warranty issues.

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Panasonic Stories January 11

Panasonic is currently an important part of Tesla’s first two Gigafactories; Gigafactory 1 in Nevada does battery production and Gigafactory 2 in New York handles solar panel and tile production.

Tesla says that it has several other Gigafactories planned and Panasonic says that it is now considering partnering up again with Tesla for a new Gigafactory in China. expand full story

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