Panasonic just announced that it is building a $4 billion battery cell factory in Kansas to supply Tesla, but we now learn that the Japanese company is considering greenlighting another large-scale US battery cell factory to build simultaneously.
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Panasonic is reportedly going to build a new battery cell factory in Kansas to supply Tesla with its new 4680 cell.
Update: Governor Laura Kelly (D-KS) has now made the project official.
Panasonic, which grew into a major battery cell supplier in the EV industry through its partnership with Tesla, is now teasing some important improvements in battery capacity.
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Tesla has asked Panasonic to speed up its development of the 4680 battery cell, which is going to power its next-gen electric vehicles.
The Japanese manufacturer is reportedly still looking for a location for a US factory.
Panasonic Stories April 20
Tesla and Panasonic are rumored to be behind a new multibillion-dollar battery factory project in Oklahoma as the state pushes to approve $700 million in incentives to move the project forward.
Panasonic Stories February 28
Panasonic announced today that it greenlighted a new investment to start production of Tesla’s 4680 battery cell by the end of the fiscal year ending March 2024.
The Japanese manufacturing giant is one of several battery makers looking to produce 4680 cells for Tesla.
Panasonic Stories February 8
New data from a South Korean research firm shows that EV battery manufacturer CATL is once against the largest in the world by installed battery capacity. The company saw growth over 165% compared to 2020 and holds the title of world’s largest battery manufacturer for the fifth year in a row.
Panasonic Stories January 24
According to a new report, Panasonic is investing $700 million to produce Tesla’s 4680 battery cell at a factory in Japan by 2023.
Panasonic Stories January 4
Panasonic announced that it is going to purchase copper foil produced from recycled materials by Tesla co-founder JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials for battery cell production at Gigafactory Nevada.
The materials will end up in Tesla vehicles – going full circle.
Panasonic Stories October 25, 2021
American EV startup Canoo announced that it has reached an agreement with Panasonic to supply the batteries for its upcoming Lifestyle Vehicle. This currently in development EV sits upon Canoo’s multipurpose platform which includes a structurally integrated battery module and proprietary battery system technologies.
Panasonic has today unveiled its new 4680 battery cell built for Tesla and it plans to start “test production” early next year.
Panasonic Stories June 25, 2021
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 June 24, 2021
Panasonic’s new CEO, Yuki Kusumi, is officially starting his new role and he says that the Japanese manufacturing giant is ready to make a ‘large investment’ in producing Tesla’s new 4680 battery cell if their current prototype production line is a success.
Panasonic Stories February 5, 2021
Electric vehicle sales seem to be growing by the minute in the US. Although they still only have a tiny corner of the auto market cornered, astronomical valuations of industry leaders like Tesla offer a glimpse at the potential of a virtually nascent market. In order to bring costs down even further to entice consumers, the US has plans to amplify battery production on its home soil over the next decade. With global competitors miles ahead, does the US have the technology, or more importantly the resources, to gain ground in the EV battery market?
Panasonic Stories February 3, 2021
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, 2021
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) 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
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
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 September 8, 2020
Panasonic has confirmed plans to expand at Tesla Gigafactory Nevada with a new production line, resulting in more battery cell production next year.
Panasonic Stories August 19, 2020
Tesla Gigafactory Nevada is getting a new battery cell production line as Panasonic invests an additional $100 million, according to a new report coming out of Japan.
Panasonic Stories July 30, 2020
Panasonic says that Tesla’s ‘2170’ batteries produced at Gigafactory Nevada are going to get a 20% increase in energy density over the next five years, which could result in significant performance improvements.
Panasonic Stories May 18, 2020
The relationship between Tesla and Panasonic has been deteriorating the past few years, but they are apparently back to making money — boosting the relationship and even resulting in talks to expand battery production at Gigafactory Nevada. expand full story
Panasonic Stories November 27, 2019
Tesla is making deals with several battery manufacturers in China for Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, but the company is expected to eventually make its own batteries. Now Panasonic, Tesla’s partner for Gigafactory 1, denies any plan to partner with Tesla on Gigafactory 3 battery production. expand full story
Panasonic Stories October 31, 2019
Tesla Gigafactory 1 battery cell production is “quickly ramping up,” according to Panasonic, but some production efficiency improvements have been “delayed.” expand full story
Panasonic Stories October 9, 2019
A new report paints the Tesla-Panasonic relationship as hitting some hard times and it happens just as Tesla is moving to manufacture its own battery cells. expand full story
Panasonic Stories May 15, 2019
A new report shows that Tesla’s solar factory in Buffalo, which the company dubbed ‘Gigafactory 2’, mainly serves as a Panasonic factory to supply other solar companies. expand full story
Panasonic Stories May 13, 2019
Tesla’s main battery supplier and partner in Gigafactory 1 says that the start of Model Y production next year will result in a battery cell shortage at the factory. expand full story
Panasonic Stories April 25, 2019
Tesla’s battery supplier Panasonic is considering switching 18650 battery cell production lines, which currently supply cells for Tesla’s Model S and Model X, to 2170 cell production, according to a report from Japan. expand full story
Panasonic Stories April 11, 2019
Tesla’s stock (TSLA) fell early this morning after a questionable report stated that the automaker and its partner Panasonic have suspended their investments in the expansion at Gigafactory 1. expand full story
Panasonic Stories January 22, 2019
Toyota and Panasonic have confirmed that they are starting a wide-ranging new battery joint-venture to manufacture and sell battery cells for electric vehicles. expand full story
Ever since Tesla’s inception, Panasonic has been the automaker’s only approved battery supplier when it comes to its electric vehicles.
Now Tesla is reportedly looking to approve its second one in order to supply battery cells to Gigafactory 3 in China. expand full story
Panasonic Stories January 21, 2019
Panasonic, Tesla’s battery cell partner, is reportedly teaming up with Toyota to create an important electric vehicle battery cell venture in China and Japan. expand full story
Panasonic Stories December 26, 2018
China is the place to be when it comes to electric vehicles and Panasonic now plans to almost double its electric vehicle battery production in the country to take advantage of the surging market. expand full story
Panasonic Stories October 31, 2018
Panasonic is currently deploying new production lines at Tesla Gigafactory 1 to get to 35 GWh of battery cell production by the end of the year.
Now the battery manufacturing says that it is in talks with Tesla to increase its investment at Gigafactory 1 to push the production beyond 35 GWh. expand full story
Panasonic Stories September 26, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
Panasonic confirmed today that they started producing their first battery cells for electric cars in China. expand full story
Panasonic Stories January 25, 2018
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.
Panasonic Stories January 11, 2018
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
Panasonic Stories December 13, 2017
Panasonic has risen to the top position as a battery cell supplier for the auto industry through its partnership with Tesla, which has become the largest battery consumer in the world.
Now Toyota is courting the company for a battery partnership as the major Japanese automaker is playing catch up in the EV space. expand full story