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 August 8
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.
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
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