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Tesla reportedly working on its own battery cell manufacturing capability

Automaker Tesla is looking into how it might own another key part of its supply chain, through research being done at a secret lab near its Fremont, CA HQ, CNBC reports. The company currently relies on Panasonic to build the battery pack and cells it uses for its vehicles, which is one of, if not ...

Tesla might get into the mining business to secure minerals for electric batteries

Tesla might get into the business of mining minerals used in electric vehicle batteries if it wants to expand its product lineup and scale production, CEO Elon Musk said during the company’s annual shareholder meeting. The comments came after Musk talked about plans for an electric pickup truck and an aim to begin production of ...

Panasonic Cell Lines At Gigafactory Limit Tesla Model 3 Production

04.15.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Panasonic cell lines run at ~2/3 of the theoretical capacity Elon Musk referred to the reports about frozen investments in new battery capacity at the Tesla Gigafactory. According to Musk, Panasonic‘s lines are now producing 21700 cylindrical lithium-ion cells (called also 2170) at a pace of 24 GWh per year, which is not much more than the ...

Tesla, Panasonic modify expansion plans for gigafactory

Tesla and Panasonic have paused plans to add more battery production lines at Gigafactory 1, its massive factory outside of Reno, Nevada that is a cornerstone to the automaker’s business. The Nikkei Asian Review initially reported Thursday that Tesla and Panasonic were freezing plans to expand capacity. The partners had planned to increase capacity by ...

Tesla Gigafactory Expansion Reportedly Frozen Temporarily

04.11.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Reports point to weakening demand and thin profits. A recent report via Nikkei Asian Review, an Asian financial publication, points to Tesla and Panasonic’s decision to freeze further development at the Silicon Valley automaker’s Nevada Gigafactory. However, as Reuters reports, Nikkei doesn’t provide any sources to support the information. As far as U.S. sales go, ...

Toyota and Panasonic will showcase assistive robotics during the Tokyo Summer Olympics

Next year, the world’s top athletes will compete in the Tokyo Summer Games. Some of Japan’s biggest companies will also happily be using the opportunity to show off their latest technologies — namely a fleet of robotics aimed at helping human spectators navigate around the event. Officials behind the games showcased some of the technologies ...

Here Are The Battery Makers That Used The Most Cobalt In 2018

02.09.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

LG Chem used about the same amount of cobalt as Panasonic, but delivered less GWh Cobalt is an important element for lithium-ion batteries used in electric cars. Manufacturers are developing new cells with less cobalt content (below 10% of cathode weight) to decrease costs and reliance on cobalt sources. According to Adamas Intelligence, three top ...

Tesla Battery Biz Boosts Panasonic’s Earnings

02.04.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Panasonic finally earns money on batteries, some other areas disappoint though. Panasonic announced financial results for Q4 2018 (Japanese FY Q3). The company as a whole encountered some obstacles (we saw it already in previous quarter). The operating profit decreased by 19% to 97.6 billion JPY ($887 million) and net profits decreased by 26% to ...

Tesla Talking Batteries With China’s Lishen Battery Supplier

01.22.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

It’s high time for Tesla to develop a battery cell partnership in China. Recent news via Reuters suggests that Tesla will develop a partnership to supply batteries for its Chinese operations. Reportedly, the Silicon Valley automaker is talking with China’s Tianjin Lishen. If substantiated, Lishen will provide batteries for its upcoming Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai. Sadly, as ...