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After more than a half decade of hints and announcements, last week Sony decided now is the time to begin manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for electrified vehicles. The electronics giant was a pioneer in the battery industry, commercializing the first lithium-ion battery in 1991, which are now mainstays in all kinds of electronic devices in addition […]

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Panasonic may be known as a supplier to Tesla and more-often thought of as a personal electronics maker, but the Japanese giant is expanding its automotive focus with a battery venture in China. The company will work with Dalian Levear Electric Company to start its automotive battery production in 2017. These are to be lithium-ion […]

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In five years, Tesla will be building 500,000 vehicles a year said Panasonic President and CEO Joe Taylor. He talked about the company’s partnership with Tesla at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show. That prediction is based on the assumption that Tesla’s new Gigafactory battery manufacturing plant will be fully operational, enabling the electric carmaker to […]

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Is Tesla heading towards overcapacity with its Gigafactory? Some researchers seem to think so. Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory plan is to build a new 35 gigawatt-hour lithium-ion cell production facility for electric vehicles. The exact location of this factory is still being debated. Researchers from Lux Research said that this Gigafactory will bring only a modest […]

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Although the news broke earlier this week, we now have official confirmation from both Panasonic and Tesla that the two corporations are joining efforts to build a new large-scale battery production center. While quite detailed, the distilled version has Tesla looking after everything involved with the physical building and maintenance, while Panasonic supplies bits inside […]

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Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has reached an agreement with Tesla Motors to provide machinery for the car maker’s planned battery plant. According to the Nikkei, the initial investment is said to be between 20- to 30 billion yen, or roughly between $200- to $300 million, although the exact details will be made official before the […]

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Tesla Model S sales are booming and the company is quite proud of this. The company announced yesterday from Detroit that sales in the fourth quarter of 2013 were the highest in company history by a significant margin, with almost 6,900 vehicles sold and delivered. Through this result, Tesla exceeded prior estimates by approximately 20 […]

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