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Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA): Here’s Panasonic’s Impressive Machine For Cell Manufacturing

Throughout last week, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) was giving factory tours with presentations at the Gigafactory for its grand opening. Although the automaker did not allow the media to take photos inside the lithium-ion battery factory, a group of VIPs was given permission to take pictures.

Electrek reported that some of those VIPs posted pictures of key machinery at the plant, which we More

Throughout last week, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) was giving factory tours with presentations at the Gigafactory for its grand opening. Although the automaker did not allow the media to take photos inside the lithium-ion battery factory, a group of VIPs was given permission to take pictures.

Electrek reported that some of those VIPs posted pictures of key machinery at the plant, which we More

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Panasonic to raise about $3.9 billion in bonds to help fund Tesla gigafactory

Panasonic Corp., the exclusive supplier of Tesla Motors’ Model 3 lithium ion batteries, said today it would raise up to 400 billion yen ($3.86 billion) in corporate bonds primarily to invest in Tesla’s gigafactory, Reuters reported.

The investment is more than double the $1.6 billion Panasonic said it would contribute to the $5 billion lithium ion battery factory in May.

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Panasonic Corp., the exclusive supplier of Tesla Motors’ Model 3 lithium ion batteries, said today it would raise up to 400 billion yen ($3.86 billion) in corporate bonds primarily to invest in Tesla’s gigafactory, Reuters reported.

The investment is more than double the $1.6 billion Panasonic said it would contribute to the $5 billion lithium ion battery factory in May.

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Tesla Gigafactory: Panasonic is raising $3.9 billion, strategic investment ‘mostly’ for battery factory in response to Model 3 demand | Electrek

as strategic investments will go to Tesla’s Gigafactory in the near term.

Earlier this year, Panasonic confirmed that it plans to invest $1.6 billion in the Gigafactory, but a company official also said that encouraged by the demand for the Model 3, they are ready to move up their investment schedule if asked by Tesla.

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as strategic investments will go to Tesla’s Gigafactory in the near term.

Earlier this year, Panasonic confirmed that it plans to invest $1.6 billion in the Gigafactory, but a company official also said that encouraged by the demand for the Model 3, they are ready to move up their investment schedule if asked by Tesla.

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Tesla Model 3 is expected to drive Panasonic’s battery sales to double in three years, says exec | Electrek

The Tesla Model 3’s $35,000 price tag will be enabled in part due to a significant reduction in battery cost through the automaker’s partnership with Panasonic on the Gigafactory in Nevada. While Tesla owns and operates the giant battery factory, Panasonic is still in charge of battery cell production at the plant, which Tesla then uses to make battery packs for its vehicles.

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The Tesla Model 3’s $35,000 price tag will be enabled in part due to a significant reduction in battery cost through the automaker’s partnership with Panasonic on the Gigafactory in Nevada. While Tesla owns and operates the giant battery factory, Panasonic is still in charge of battery cell production at the plant, which Tesla then uses to make battery packs for its vehicles.

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Car batteries: Panasonic to be sole power pack supplier for next Tesla- Nikkei Asian Review

SILICON VALLEY — Japanese electronics giant Panasonic will be the exclusive supplier of lithium-ion batteries for the Tesla Model 3, the electric vehicle that U.S.-based Tesla Motors is to launch in 2017.

This electric vehicle from Tesla Motors is equipped with a lithium-ion battery pack from Panasonic.
Panasonic and Tesla are now jointly constructing a massive battery plan More

SILICON VALLEY — Japanese electronics giant Panasonic will be the exclusive supplier of lithium-ion batteries for the Tesla Model 3, the electric vehicle that U.S.-based Tesla Motors is to launch in 2017.

This electric vehicle from Tesla Motors is equipped with a lithium-ion battery pack from Panasonic.
Panasonic and Tesla are now jointly constructing a massive battery plan More

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Chinese investment: Panasonic to build EV battery plant in China- Nikkei Asian Review

OSAKA — Panasonic will construct a 50 billion yen ($412 million) Chinese factory for automotive lithium-ion batteries.

The plant in the northeastern city of Dalian, Liaoning Province, will churn out rectangular-shaped batteries for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. It is expected to go online in 2017 via a joint venture with a Chinese partner.

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OSAKA — Panasonic will construct a 50 billion yen ($412 million) Chinese factory for automotive lithium-ion batteries.

The plant in the northeastern city of Dalian, Liaoning Province, will churn out rectangular-shaped batteries for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. It is expected to go online in 2017 via a joint venture with a Chinese partner.

Panasonic already m More

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Tesla Motors And Panasonic Gear Up To Construct The Gigafactory

Details have started to emerge about the nature of the Tesla-Panasonic partnership, and what the two companies expect from the Gigafactory

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Published: October 7, 2014 at 12:28 pm ESTBy: Martin Blanc
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Details have started to emerge about the nature of the Tesla-Panasonic partnership, and what the two companies expect from the Gigafactory

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Published: October 7, 2014 at 12:28 pm ESTBy: Martin Blanc
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Digital Journal: A Global Digital Media Network

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – May 6, 2014) – Batteries for hybrids and plug-in vehicles are growing fast, more than tripling over the past three years to reach 1.4 GWh per quarter, according to theAutomotive Battery Tracker from Lux Research. Panasonic has emerged as the leader thanks to its partnership with Tesla, capturing 39% of the plug-in vehicle battery market, overtaking NEC ( More

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – May 6, 2014) – Batteries for hybrids and plug-in vehicles are growing fast, more than tripling over the past three years to reach 1.4 GWh per quarter, according to theAutomotive Battery Tracker from Lux Research. Panasonic has emerged as the leader thanks to its partnership with Tesla, capturing 39% of the plug-in vehicle battery market, overtaking NEC ( More

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Could Apple Replace Panasonic As a Strategic Partner in Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory?

Investors pushed shares of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA ) lower by more than 2% on Monday, following news that Panasonic had not fully committed to partnering with the automaker on its planned Gigafactory. This could be a serious setback for the electric-car maker. “Having Panasonic as a joint venture partner would facilitate strategic access to Panasonic’s supply chain and reduce risks More

Investors pushed shares of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA ) lower by more than 2% on Monday, following news that Panasonic had not fully committed to partnering with the automaker on its planned Gigafactory. This could be a serious setback for the electric-car maker. “Having Panasonic as a joint venture partner would facilitate strategic access to Panasonic’s supply chain and reduce risks More

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Panasonic And Tesla In Talks To Build A $1 Billion Car Battery Factory

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William Wei, Business Insider

Japan’s Panasonic and California-based electric-vehicle venture Tesla Motors are in talks to build a $1 billion automotive battery plant in the United States, a report said Wednesday.

The electronic giant is inviting several other Japanese materials makers to join the project, with the aim of lowering man More

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William Wei, Business Insider

Japan’s Panasonic and California-based electric-vehicle venture Tesla Motors are in talks to build a $1 billion automotive battery plant in the United States, a report said Wednesday.

The electronic giant is inviting several other Japanese materials makers to join the project, with the aim of lowering man More

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Tesla and Panasonic Enter Deal to Boost Battery Production

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc. said it entered an agreement with electronics giant Panasonic Corp. to boost the supply of lithium-ion batteries to meet the increased production of Tesla’s current and coming vehicles.

The deal continues a long collaboration between the companies aimed at developing advanced automotive battery cells that could help expand the market for electric vehic More

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc. said it entered an agreement with electronics giant Panasonic Corp. to boost the supply of lithium-ion batteries to meet the increased production of Tesla’s current and coming vehicles.

The deal continues a long collaboration between the companies aimed at developing advanced automotive battery cells that could help expand the market for electric vehic More

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Panasonic Grows Lithium-Ion Battery Business for EVs

The electronics giant is attempting to shed its financial problems of recent years and expand sales in growing industries such as power for EVs, in-vehicle cameras and infotainment.

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The electronics giant is attempting to shed its financial problems of recent years and expand sales in growing industries such as power for EVs, in-vehicle cameras and infotainment.

CLA to offer Panasonic-owned audio-streaming service.
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Tesla’s Affordable Car Could Reward Investors

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA ) CEO Elon Musk has some ambitious aspirations for the electric-car maker. His aspirations for an affordable car, in particular, have received a lot of attention. Given the company’s execution so far, it seems likely that Musk can deliver on his promise at some point in the future — but is this car already priced into the stock?

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Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA ) CEO Elon Musk has some ambitious aspirations for the electric-car maker. His aspirations for an affordable car, in particular, have received a lot of attention. Given the company’s execution so far, it seems likely that Musk can deliver on his promise at some point in the future — but is this car already priced into the stock?

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Panasonic to expand its business in lithium-ion batteries

OSAKA: Panasonic Corp will expand its lithium-ion battery business, which last year added to a near-record net loss but is now contributing to a turnaround strategy targeting the auto sector, people familiar with the plans said on Wednesday.

The Japanese electronics conglomerate, smarting from $15 billion in combined losses over the last two years, will invest at least 20 billion yen ($200 More

OSAKA: Panasonic Corp will expand its lithium-ion battery business, which last year added to a near-record net loss but is now contributing to a turnaround strategy targeting the auto sector, people familiar with the plans said on Wednesday.

The Japanese electronics conglomerate, smarting from $15 billion in combined losses over the last two years, will invest at least 20 billion yen ($200 More

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Panasonic Delivers Over 100 Million Lithium-Ion Battery Cells for Tesla’s Model S EV Join our daily free Newsletter

Panasonic Delivers Over 100 Million Lithium-Ion Battery Cells for Tesla’s Model S EV

Osaka, Jun 12, 2013 (Menafn – JCN Newswire via COMTEX) –Panasonic Corporation today announced that shipments of its automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells for Tesla Motors’ premium, all-electric Model S sedan will surpass 100 million units by the end of this month. Delivery of th More

Panasonic Delivers Over 100 Million Lithium-Ion Battery Cells for Tesla’s Model S EV

Osaka, Jun 12, 2013 (Menafn – JCN Newswire via COMTEX) –Panasonic Corporation today announced that shipments of its automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells for Tesla Motors’ premium, all-electric Model S sedan will surpass 100 million units by the end of this month. Delivery of th More

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Panasonic may curb solar panel, lithium battery expansion: sources

(Reuters) – Electronics conglomerate Panasonic Corp may curtail its expanded production of solar panels and small lithium batteries used in PCs and other devices as part of new round of restructuring, two sources at the company told Reuters.

Panasonic recently built a solar panel plant in Malaysia for 45 billion yen ($564 million), upping capacity by one-third to 900 megawatts. Plans More

(Reuters) – Electronics conglomerate Panasonic Corp may curtail its expanded production of solar panels and small lithium batteries used in PCs and other devices as part of new round of restructuring, two sources at the company told Reuters.

Panasonic recently built a solar panel plant in Malaysia for 45 billion yen ($564 million), upping capacity by one-third to 900 megawatts. Plans More

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Japan: Panasonic to provide Toyota with lithium batteries

TOKYO–Panasonic Corp. said Monday it will provide Toyota Motor Corp. with lithium-ion batteries for the Japanese auto maker’s new eQ electric vehicle.

Panasonic has a track record in the area of batteries for use in eco-friendly vehicles, whose demand is growing amid environmental concerns and higher oil prices.

Panasonic has already supplied lithium-ion batteries for To More

TOKYO–Panasonic Corp. said Monday it will provide Toyota Motor Corp. with lithium-ion batteries for the Japanese auto maker’s new eQ electric vehicle.

Panasonic has a track record in the area of batteries for use in eco-friendly vehicles, whose demand is growing amid environmental concerns and higher oil prices.

Panasonic has already supplied lithium-ion batteries for To More

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Japan: Panasonic ramps up Li-ion battery production

Panasonic Corporation will begin mass production of its lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery system, which has been developed for European residential homes kitted out with solar.

Panasonic believes energy self-consumption is a key market trend.
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The Japanese electronics giant will this month begin mass production of its battery system. A spokesperson for Panasonic declined to More

Panasonic Corporation will begin mass production of its lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery system, which has been developed for European residential homes kitted out with solar.

Panasonic believes energy self-consumption is a key market trend.
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The Japanese electronics giant will this month begin mass production of its battery system. A spokesperson for Panasonic declined to More

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USA/Japan: Panasonic to Supply Lithium-ion Battery Cells for Ford Motor Company’s Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

OSAKA, Japan, Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Panasonic Corporation today announced that it will supply lithium-ion battery cells for Ford Motor Company’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The upcoming models of the Ford Fusion Hybrid Electric and C-Max Hybrid Electric as well as the Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrids will use Panasonic battery cells in combination with More

OSAKA, Japan, Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Panasonic Corporation today announced that it will supply lithium-ion battery cells for Ford Motor Company’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The upcoming models of the Ford Fusion Hybrid Electric and C-Max Hybrid Electric as well as the Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrids will use Panasonic battery cells in combination with More

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Japan: Panasonic group regains top lithium battery market share in July-Sept.

OSAKA (Kyodo) — The Panasonic group, including Sanyo Electric Co., captured the biggest share of the global market for lithium ion batteries in the July to September quarter, reclaiming the top seat after losing it to Samsung SDI Co. the previous quarter, a market research firm said Friday.

While the combined market share held by Japanese manufacturers remained 4.6 percentage points l More

OSAKA (Kyodo) — The Panasonic group, including Sanyo Electric Co., captured the biggest share of the global market for lithium ion batteries in the July to September quarter, reclaiming the top seat after losing it to Samsung SDI Co. the previous quarter, a market research firm said Friday.

While the combined market share held by Japanese manufacturers remained 4.6 percentage points l More

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Japan: Panasonic Group to Supply Lithium-ion Batteries for Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Osaka, Nov 29, 2011 (JCN Newswire via COMTEX) — Expanding the eco-friendly vehicle battery business to plug-in hybrid vehicles

The Panasonic Group today announced that it will supply lithium-ion batteries for Toyota Motor Corporation’s Prius Plug-in Hybrid. This will be the first time for the Panasonic Group to supply its lithium-ion batteries for a mass production plug-in hybr More

Osaka, Nov 29, 2011 (JCN Newswire via COMTEX) — Expanding the eco-friendly vehicle battery business to plug-in hybrid vehicles

The Panasonic Group today announced that it will supply lithium-ion batteries for Toyota Motor Corporation’s Prius Plug-in Hybrid. This will be the first time for the Panasonic Group to supply its lithium-ion batteries for a mass production plug-in hybr More

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USA/Japan: Tesla to buy Model S battery cells from Panasonic

Electric car maker Tesla announced on Tuesday that it will buy battery cells from Panasonic to build at least 80,000 cars over a four-year period, including supplying battery cells for its second electric car, the Model S. Tesla’s Model S is supposed to go on the mark More

Electric car maker Tesla announced on Tuesday that it will buy battery cells from Panasonic to build at least 80,000 cars over a four-year period, including supplying battery cells for its second electric car, the Model S. Tesla’s Model S is supposed to go on the mark More

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USA: The Battery Show brings strategic insights, technologies to Michigan’s rapidly-growing industry

Registration now open for the Oct. 25-27 advanced battery expo and conference

NOVI, Mich., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Tackling the business and technology hurdles that define the competitive and constantly evolving $30 billion energy storage industry is no easy task. Strategic decisions require careful consideration, as many can make or break a business. The Battery Show, to be held More

Registration now open for the Oct. 25-27 advanced battery expo and conference

NOVI, Mich., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Tackling the business and technology hurdles that define the competitive and constantly evolving $30 billion energy storage industry is no easy task. Strategic decisions require careful consideration, as many can make or break a business. The Battery Show, to be held More

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Japan/USA: Panasonic Supports Solar Vehicle Teams From Berkeley and Stanford With Lithium Ion Batteries for 2011 World Solar Challenge

Solar Powered Vehicles From Bay Area Student Teams Incorporate Panasonic Lithium Ion Battery Technologies

SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Panasonic Corporation of North America has announced their support for student teams in the Darwin-to-Adelaide, 3,021-kilometer 2011 World Solar Challenge in Australia this October. Panasonic is providing the latest Lithium More

Solar Powered Vehicles From Bay Area Student Teams Incorporate Panasonic Lithium Ion Battery Technologies

SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Panasonic Corporation of North America has announced their support for student teams in the Darwin-to-Adelaide, 3,021-kilometer 2011 World Solar Challenge in Australia this October. Panasonic is providing the latest Lithium More

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Canada: Toronto company makes a non-toxic battery for green cars

Electric vehicles for The Green Highway today and for the foreseeable future all require lithium ion batteries.

Manufacturing them is expected to be a $100-billion industry in less than 20 years. Today, Japanese companies like Sony, Panasonic and Toyota are leaders in a $9-billio More

Electric vehicles for The Green Highway today and for the foreseeable future all require lithium ion batteries.

Manufacturing them is expected to be a $100-billion industry in less than 20 years. Today, Japanese companies like Sony, Panasonic and Toyota are leaders in a $9-billio More

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United States: Smart Grid And The Importance Of Intellectual Property

The U.S. power grid has more than 300,000 miles of sprawling transmission lines that weave throughout the country, and the Department of Energy gives it a 99.97% reliability rating. Yet despite the sheer size of the system, a few outages can cost Americans at least $150 billion dollars annually.

Electricity has to be used the moment it’s generated. A power plant cannot store a surplus More

The U.S. power grid has more than 300,000 miles of sprawling transmission lines that weave throughout the country, and the Department of Energy gives it a 99.97% reliability rating. Yet despite the sheer size of the system, a few outages can cost Americans at least $150 billion dollars annually.

Electricity has to be used the moment it’s generated. A power plant cannot store a surplus More

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USA:Getting the Most Energy out of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Panasonic, MicroPower Direct
Duration:60 min
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Industrial backup applications and EVs have pushed battery packs to support higher voltage and capacity in more compact footprints. Battery manufacturers have greatly increased the energy density and capacity of Lithium-ion cells in the last few years. Panasonic will provide a summary of the available Lithium-ion technologies More

Panasonic, MicroPower Direct
Duration:60 min
Overview:
Industrial backup applications and EVs have pushed battery packs to support higher voltage and capacity in more compact footprints. Battery manufacturers have greatly increased the energy density and capacity of Lithium-ion cells in the last few years. Panasonic will provide a summary of the available Lithium-ion technologies More

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USA: Tesla Motors Reports First Quarter 2011 Results

Strong Quarterly Revenue and Gross Margin

Model S Program Remains on Track for mid-2012 Deliveries

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Tesla Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) today announced its preliminary unaudited financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. Revenues for the first quarter of 2011 were $49.0 million, a 35% increase from the $36.3 million reported in More

Strong Quarterly Revenue and Gross Margin

Model S Program Remains on Track for mid-2012 Deliveries

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Tesla Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) today announced its preliminary unaudited financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. Revenues for the first quarter of 2011 were $49.0 million, a 35% increase from the $36.3 million reported in More

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Japan/China: Panasonic to boost Li-ion battery output in China; looking for reductions in manufacturing expenses

The Nikkei reports that Panasonic Corp. will ramping up lithium-ion battery output in lower-cost China to reduce manufacturing expenses as much as 30%.

Panasonic hopes to retain the top position in the global market through cost cuts.
Japanese companies once enjoyed an edge in development and mass production of these batteries, which are used to power mobile phones, laptop com More

The Nikkei reports that Panasonic Corp. will ramping up lithium-ion battery output in lower-cost China to reduce manufacturing expenses as much as 30%.

Panasonic hopes to retain the top position in the global market through cost cuts.
Japanese companies once enjoyed an edge in development and mass production of these batteries, which are used to power mobile phones, laptop com More

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USA: UPDATE: Tesla Shares Cruise After Obama Backs Clean-Fuel Cars

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–Tesla Motors Inc.’s (TSLA) shares surged Thursday on the heels of a presidential endorsement for clean-fuel vehicles and a bullish call from Wall Street analysts.

In an address Wednesday, President Barack Obama said he would direct federal agencies to purchase alternative-fuel vehicles, including electrics, by 2015 as part of a broader national energy policy More

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–Tesla Motors Inc.’s (TSLA) shares surged Thursday on the heels of a presidential endorsement for clean-fuel vehicles and a bullish call from Wall Street analysts.

In an address Wednesday, President Barack Obama said he would direct federal agencies to purchase alternative-fuel vehicles, including electrics, by 2015 as part of a broader national energy policy More

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