Sunday, November 29, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Google Glass Evoluion Could Be A Monocle
NSA's Phone Surveillance Program Changes
Lenovo and Razer Partner to Make Gaming PCs
LG Display Makes Huge Investment in OLED Panels
Sony To Bring Remote Play Feature To PS4
MINIX NEO U1 Media Hub for Android Coming Next Week
Samsung Joins Audi’s Progressive SemiConductor Program
German ISPs May Block Music-sharing Sites: court
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > Panason...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Panasonic and Tesla Sign Agreement for the Gigafactory

Panasonic Corp. and Tesla Motors, Inc. have signed an agreement that lays out their cooperation on the construction of a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the United States, known as the Gigafactory.

According to the agreement, Tesla will prepare, provide and manage the land, buildings and utilities. Panasonic will manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells and invest in the associated equipment, machinery, and other manufacturing tools based on their mutual approval. A network of supplier partners is planned to produce the required precursor materials. Tesla will take the cells and other components to assemble battery modules and packs. To meet the projected demand for cells, Tesla will continue to purchase battery cells produced in Panasonic's factories in Japan. Tesla and Panasonic said they would continue to discuss the details of implementation including sales, operations and investment.

The Gigafactory is being created to enable a continuous reduction in the cost of long range battery packs in parallel with manufacturing at the volumes required to enable Tesla to meet its goal of advancing mass market electric vehicles. The Gigafactory will be managed by Tesla with Panasonic joining as the principle partner responsible for lithium-ion battery cells and occupying approximately half of the planned manufacturing space; key suppliers combined with Tesla's module and pack assembly will comprise the other half of this fully integrated industrial complex.

Cost reductions will be achieved through optimized manufacturing processes driven by economies of scale previously unobtainable in battery cell and pack production. Further price reductions are achieved by manufacturing cells that have been optimized for electric vehicle design, both in size and function, by co-locating suppliers on-site to eliminate packaging, transportation & duty costs and inventory carrying costs, and by manufacturing at a location with lower utility and operating expenses.

The Gigafactory will produce cells, modules and packs for Tesla's electric vehicles and for the stationary storage market. It is planned to produce 35GWh of cells and 50GWh of packs per year by 2020. Tesla projects that the Gigafactory will employ about 6,500 people by 2020.

Samsung Launches First Flexible TV        All News        Nokia Networks to buy Part of Panasonic's Wireless Network Business
Sony Reports First Quarter Profit     General Computing News      Nokia Networks to buy Part of Panasonic's Wireless Network Business

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Panasonic's CX Ultra HD Smart TVs Bring 4K Closer To Home
Panasonic DMR-UBZ1 Is The World's First BD Recorder With Ultra HD Blu-ray Playback Capability
Panasonic Develops High-Power Blue-Violet Laser
Panasonic To Showcase New Technics Products And THX-Certified OLED TVs At IFA
Panasonic to Start Mass-Production of the Sensitive Curved Touch Panel
New 20.3-Megapixel LUMIX DMC-GX8 Comes Supports 4K Capabilities
Panasonic Reports Profit
Panasonic Introduces the Wearable POV Action-cam HX-A1
Panasonic to Share Intellectual Property to Boost Internet of Things
Panasonic Unveiled Data Storage Backup Unit at OCP 2015
MWC: Panasonic Nubo Monitoring Camera Has 4G Connectivity
Panasonic Showcases VR Headset, Produces World's Largest Aspheric Lens

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .