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
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Panasonic confirmed today that they started producing their first battery cells for electric cars in China. expand full story
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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
Panasonic Stories December 6, 2017
SolarCity’s solar cell and module factory in Buffalo, now renamed Tesla Gigafactory 2 since the automaker bought the solar company, has suffered several delays.
But since Tesla brought in Panasonic to take over some of the manufacturing efforts, the plant seems to be moving quicker.
Now, the Japanese electronics giant confirmed that they are looking to move to solar cell production in the coming months and employ 300 workers by the end of the year. expand full story
Companies are having difficulties getting their hands on cylindrical battery cells for their products and now a report coming out of Korea, where several major battery manufacturers are located, is blaming Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada. expand full story
Panasonic Stories October 31, 2017
Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted that Gigafactory 1 in Nevada could be one of the “production bottlenecks” slowing the Model 3 production ramp.
Now it looks like it’s confirmed as Panasonic, Tesla’s battery cell manufacturing partner at the factory, comments on the situation. expand full story
Panasonic Stories October 25, 2017
Panasonic is reportedly putting in place a ~$800 million plan to increase production across all its battery factories, including through its partnership with Tesla at Gigafactory 1 in Nevada. expand full story
Panasonic Stories October 2, 2017
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. expand full story