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H&T Recharge to supply EV battery cylindrical cans to Panasonic Energy

There’s more to a lithium-ion battery cell than a handful of lithium in a little metal can. Actually, the enclosure is called a can, but it’s a highly engineered piece of hardware, designed to reduce the incidence of issues such as cell rupture and ignition. Battery supplier Panasonic Energy has signed a long-term agreement with… Read more »

Panasonic to use Sila’s Titan Silicon anode material, which promises higher energy density for EV batteries

Panasonic and battery materials company Sila Nanotechnologies have signed a commercial agreement for Sila’s nano-composite silicon anode, Titan Silicon, which could enable the battery maker to dramatically improve both vehicle range and charging time. Sila’s anode materials, to be produced at the company’s plant in Moses Lake, Washington, will be optimized for Panasonic’s next-generation lithium-ion… Read more »

Panasonic Energy and Mazda to discuss EV battery partnership

Panasonic Energy and Mazda Motor will negotiate a medium- to long-term partnership for EVs and batteries. The companies will begin negotiations to supply Mazda with cylindrical lithium-ion batteries manufactured at Panasonic Energy’s plants in Japan and North America and install them in EVs scheduled to launch in the latter half of the decade. Previously, Mazda… Read more »

Panasonic and Marubeni to provide fleet management services for commercial EVs

Japanese industrial conglomerate Panasonic and Japanese trading and investment company Marubeni have agreed to establish a joint venture (JV) to provide integrated support to large fleet operators in Japan for the introduction and operation of commercial EVs. Support will involve identifying and offering solutions to such issues as charging infrastructure, charging operations, monitoring of onboard… Read more »

Nouveau Monde Graphite, Panasonic and Mitsui to develop graphite project in Québec

Nouveau Monde Graphite, Mitsui and Panasonic Energy  have entered into a framework agreement to enable the next development steps of NMG’s ore-to-battery-market integrated graphite project in Québec. The deal includes a multi-year offtake agreement between NMG and Panasonic Energy for a significant portion of NMG’s active anode material. Also, an investment of US$50 million from… Read more »

Panasonic Energy constructing EV battery factory in Kansas

Panasonic Energy has begun construction on a facility in De Soto, Kansas, to produce 2170 cylindrical battery cells. The company plans to begin mass production by March 2025 and, after completion of the facility, hopes to maintain annual total production capacity of approximately 30 GWh. Two contractors from the Kansas City area, Emery Sapp &… Read more »

Redwood Materials to supply cathode material to Panasonic’s new US battery plant

JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials will supply remanufactured battery cathode material to Panasonic, beginning in 2025, for a new factory the Japanese battery-maker is currently building in Kansas. Panasonic’s $4-billion factory, which is said to be larger than Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory, is expected to begin production of 2170-format cylindrical cells by March 2025. Spurred by the… Read more »

Lithium supplier ioneer signs supply agreement with Toyota/Panasonic JV

Lithium-boron supplier ioneer signed a binding offtake supply agreement for lithium carbonate with Prime Planet Energy & Solutions (PPES), a battery company joint venture of Toyota and Panasonic. ioneer will produce lithium carbonate at its Ryholite Ridge operation in Nevada, and deliver 4,000 tons per year to PPES over the course of 5 years. ioneer… Read more »

Panasonic to build EV battery plant in Kansas to supply Tesla

Panasonic plans to build a new battery plant in De Soto, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. The new facility will primarily supply batteries to Tesla, but will also have a research department focused on next-generation battery tech. The company has made no official announcement of the planned production capacity or investment amount. The Kansas… Read more »

Panasonic Energy CEO talks about Tesla’s 4680 battery cells

Panasonic has been working on 4680 battery cells for Tesla for a year and a half now, and plans to begin full-scale production in Japan in 2023. Kazuo Tadanobu, CEO of Panasonic’s Energy Division, recently offered some details about the innovative cells in an interview with Bloomberg. Tadanobu stressed the difficulty of developing the new… Read more »