Panasonic is investing $256 million in Tesla's Buffalo, New York plant to make photovoltaic cells and modules. As part of the deal, Tesla has agreed to a long-term plan to purchase PV tech from Panasonic. The two companies will begin building cells and modules in 2017, with one gigawatt of production planned by 2019. This deal deepens ties between the companies, as Panasonic is Tesla's exclusive partner for Model S and Model X batteries, as well as those for the upcoming Model 3. Read more from Reuters.
A Chevrolet Volt owner made a video of their road trip covering 3,500 miles in less than five days. YouTube user N22Tango recorded the video using a Yuneec camera drone. The video captures the red Volt in front of huge satellite arrays, at a lava flow, in a place called Pietown, New Mexico, and along Route 66 in Winslow, Arizona. Check it out at Clean Technica.