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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 »

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 »

Panasonic partners with Powertree to deploy charging stations with solar power and energy storage

Panasonic Enterprise Solutions has partnered with Powertree Services to build 68 EV charging stations at multi-unit residential properties in San Francisco. Each is part of a system that includes solar panels and battery storage. The installation will not only provide charging for vehicles, but also solar power to the buildings and load-balancing services to the… 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 »

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 to start producing 4680 battery cells for Tesla in 2023

Tesla’s new 4680 cell features a new chemistry that promises to boost efficiency and reduce costs. Now Panasonic says it is investing heavily in the development of the new cell, and plans to start mass production as early as 2023. The new cell is about twice the size of Tesla’s current 2170 cell, but has… Read more »

Toyota and Panasonic to launch battery company

Toyota and Panasonic will establish Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, a joint venture specializing in automotive prismatic lithium-ion batteries. Scheduled to launch on April 1, 2020, Prime Planet Energy & Solutions will employ approximately 5,100 people, and will supply batteries not only to Toyota but also to other customers. In addition to producing prismatic batteries,… Read more »

Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Panasonic partner to develop solid-state batteries

Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has launched a public-private project to develop solid-state battery technology. Some 23 companies, including Panasonic, Toyota, Nissan and Honda, are involved. The group has set 2022 as the target date to develop core solid-state technologies, and ultimately aims to lower battery pack cost to $90 per… Read more »

Toyota and Panasonic explore joint prismatic battery development

Toyota and Panasonic have agreed to begin studying the feasibility of a joint automotive prismatic battery business. Panasonic has positioned lithium-ion batteries as one of its key businesses, and its automotive batteries are used by many automakers worldwide. Toyota, maker of the Prius hybrid and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, has been a holdout when… Read more »