Tag: Panasonic

Nov 18, 2020 - 04:22 pm

Panasonic looks to Norway for European battery production

Panasonic has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the energy company Equinor and the industrial group Norsk Hydro to explore the possibilities for building a “sustainable and cost-effective European battery business” for electric vehicles, likely in Norway.

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Oct 31, 2020 - 02:44 pm

Panasonic to develop new 4680 battery cell for Tesla

Panasonic is working on the development of a new battery cell for Tesla, based on the new 4680 format presented by Tesla at ‘Battery Day’. The South Korean battery company LG Chem, who similarly supplies Tesla, is also developing a new round cell that is very similar to the key data of the new Tesla […]

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Oct 28, 2020 - 03:16 pm

Prime Planet to increase cell production efficiency

Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, the battery joint venture between Toyota and Panasonic founded in April 2020, aims to increase the efficiency of its development and production processes tenfold in order to better compete with larger Chinese competitors.

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Oct 7, 2020 - 02:16 pm

Prime Planet to make batteries for hybrids from 2022

The battery joint venture between Toyota and Panasonic, Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, is building up capacity to produce batteries for hybrid vehicles. The joint venture is installing a production line for prismatic lithium-ion batteries.

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Sep 9, 2020 - 02:37 pm

Good year for South Korean battery production

South Korean electric vehicle battery manufacturers more than doubled their market share between January and July 2020. In general, the market contracted by 16.8 per cent from 64.1 to 53.3 GWh capacity during the first seven months of the year due to corona.

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Aug 20, 2020 - 01:22 pm

Panasonic boosts Tesla battery production with $100M

The Tesla-Panasonic partnership is warming with expansion and cell innovation underway. The Japanese will invest 100 million dollars at the Gigafactory 1 in Nevada to set up another production line to increase capacity by 10 per cent.

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May 19, 2020 - 03:54 pm

Tesla & Panasonic battery cell factory profitable

Tesla and Panasonic’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada was profitable in Q1/2020, the CFO of Panasonic stated in the announcement of the current business figures. The plant, which the partners had begun building in 2014, was in the black for the second consecutive quarter.

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Feb 12, 2020 - 12:58 pm

Tesla to set up pilot production line for battery cells

Tesla reportedly wants to set up a pilot production line for its own battery cells at their Fremont factory. In addition, the Californian company recently acquired Hibar – a company specializing in the manufacture of production equipment for battery cells.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 04:24 pm

R&D break-through: Tesla battery making looks likely

Jeff Dahn and his team, who carry out battery research for Tesla, have published test results for a new battery cell that could have a life of 1 million miles (1.6 million km) and thus be suitable for Tesla’s planned robo taxis. At the same time, Tesla battery cell manufacturing appears to be well underway.

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Jun 27, 2019 - 05:31 pm

Further rumours of Tesla’s own battery production

After the Annual General Meeting in mid-June, there were rumours that Tesla is going to manufacture its own battery cells using the technology acquired through the takeover of Maxwell. Now insiders are describing the existence of some kind of secret battery laboratory.

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May 16, 2019 - 06:16 pm

India: Nymbus charging network launched

Panasonic, in cooperation with SmartE and qQuick, has launched a new EV charging network for India named Nymbus. In the first phase, Panasonic will deploy the service on 150 SmartE electric three-wheelers and on 25 qQuick two-wheelers in the Delhi-NCR region.

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Apr 11, 2019 - 06:13 pm

Gigafactory 1 expansion on ice?

Nikkei suggested yesterday, that Panasonic and Tesla’s plans to increase production capacity for battery cells at Gigafactory 1 have been put on ice due to financial problems at Tesla and uncertainties about future demand. While us and others could but wonder, Panasonic now took a stand that is ambivalent.

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Feb 28, 2019 - 12:26 pm

Honda to present near-serial Urban EV for Europe

Honda’s first all-electric model for the European market is taking shape. Following the presentation of the Urban EV concept car at the IAA 2017, a near-serial version of the battery electric vehicle will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show coming Tuesday, 5 March.

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Feb 5, 2019 - 12:18 pm

Tesla saves Panasonic business margins

Panasonic has lowered its forecast for the 2018/19 fiscal year, which ends in March, following a decline in profits over the winter. However, the Energy division, which also includes the battery business with Tesla, recorded its first operating profit in three quarters at 131 million euros.

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Jan 21, 2019 - 04:07 pm

Toyota and Panasonic detail battery joint venture

After Toyota and Panasonic first announced plans a year ago to extend their partnership to the development of new EV batteries with improved prismatic cells, the cornerstones of the future joint venture have now become public.

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Jan 14, 2019 - 04:22 pm

Cell production for Tesla Model 3 hits 11 GWh

UBS analysts have recently come to the conclusion that Tesla Model 3 cells are by far the most cost-effective. Now latest estimates conclude that over 600 million cells of this type have been produced in Gigafactory 1, thus adding up to a total capacity of just under 11 GWh.

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Dec 20, 2018 - 06:17 pm

Panasonic to raise battery cell production in China by 80%

Panasonic aims to boost its lithium-ion battery cell production in China by up to 80% as Beijing’s loosening restrictions prompt foreign players to ride the wave of new-energy vehicles. Earlier this year we reported that Korea’s LG Chem was doing the same with their battery cell production in China.

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Nov 21, 2018 - 05:31 pm

Tesla electric car batteries ahead of the pack

Analysts from UBS teamed up with engineers to figure out which electric vehicle batteries made by established manufacturers offer the best value. They concluded that cells made by Panasonic in Tesla’s Gigafactory are 20 per cent more cost efficient than the next best on offer from LG Chem.

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Oct 31, 2018 - 06:38 pm

CATL & Panasonic profits drop due to investments

Competing for the top of the battery value chain comes at a cost as the latest earnings of both CATL and Panasonic show. While China’s cell making powerhouse reports a plus 60% in revenue, their profit fell. Panasonic paints a similar picture and in both cases, investments are weighing heavy – for now.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/11/18/panasonic-looks-at-europe-for-battery-production/
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