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Tesla signs three-year deal with Panasonic on electric car batteries

Panasonic has a gig at the Gigafactory for three years more

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Everything's 'giga' in Texas: Elon Musk polls Twitter users on new factory

'We've got to scale battery production to crazy levels'

"Giga Texas?" Musk tweeted, giving two options - "hell yeah" and "nope." The poll garnered over 102,000 responses as of 11:15 p.m. PT Tuesday, with about 80% voting in favor of the new gigafactory. Tesla currently has two gigafactories in the U.S. and one in Shanghai, China. During an earnings conference call last week, Musk said that Tesla needs to increase its battery capacity to produce high-capacity models like Cybertruck.

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Tesla stock jumps 20% in one day on Panasonic's earnings

Panasonic posts first quarterly profit in U.S. battery business with Tesla

Panasonic Corp reported the first quarterly profit in its U.S. battery business with Tesla Inc on Monday, after several years of production troubles and delays at the U.S. partner. The news comes after the U.S. electric vehicle maker reported its second successive quarterly profit last week, as vehicle deliveries hit a record.

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Tesla will take $1.4 billion loan from Chinese banks for Shanghai factory

Tesla aims to build at least 1,000 Model 3 cars a week at the plant by the end of this year

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc and a group of China banks have agreed a new 10 billion yuan ($1.4 billion), five-year loan facility for the automaker's Shanghai car plant, three sources familiar with the matter said, part of which will be used to roll over an existing loan. China Construction Bank (CCB), Agricultural Bank of China (AgBank), Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SPDB) are among the banks which hav

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Tesla chose Berlin over Britain due to Brexit concerns

'Brexit made it too risky to put a Gigafactory in the UK'

Germany on Wednesday hailed Tesla's decision to build its first European factory in the country, days after the government said it would boost subsidies for buyers of electrics cars. German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier called the announcement a "glorious success" for the country's attractiveness as an auto industry location, especially in the race to develop and produce electric cars and batteries.

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Tesla Model Y electric crossover will be built in Fremont

And it'll have 8-10% less range than the Model 3 sedan

And it'll have 8-10% less range than the Model 3 sedan.

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Panasonic and Tesla rethink Gigafactory expansion

They're reportedly freezing further investment in the plant

They're reportedly freezing further investment in the plant.

Tesla now taking orders in Europe, will start delivering Model 3 to China in March

Sales in China have been affected by trade tensions

Sales in China have been affected by trade tensions.

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Tesla sets up Shanghai financial leasing unit as China plans accelerate

The wholly-owned unit was registered with $30 million in capital

The wholly-owned unit was registered with $30 million in capital.

Official
Tesla Model 3 production push puts a dent in Panasonic profit

Tesla showed a profit, but battery partner's costs were driven way up

Tesla showed a profit, but battery partner's costs were driven way up.

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Tesla secures Shanghai site for $2 billion China Gigafactory

It inked a deal for an 9.2 million square foot plot of land

It inked a deal for an 9.2 million square foot plot of land.

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Tesla whistleblower tweets photos of allegedly damaged batteries

'Are any of these VINs YOUR car? ...'

'Are any of these VINs YOUR car? ...'

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Defendant in Tesla sabotage lawsuit seeks whistleblower status

Martin Tripp says he grew alarmed by what he saw at Tesla's Gigafactory

Defendant in Tesla lawsuit says he's a whistleblower.

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Tesla denies report of further Model 3 production issues

Report says workers resorted to "slapping" battery components together by hand.

Report says workers resorted to "slapping" battery components together by hand.

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Tesla's head of battery engineering exits

Jon Wagner is hiring at his new stealth startup.

He was involved in automotive and stationary batteries.

Opinion
Elon Musk and the physics of Tesla’s Model 3 factory

The machine that makes the machine is Tesla’s challenge.

His next challenge: optimizing car production.

Report
Tesla loses director of battery technology Kurt Kelty

Tesla will spread his responsibilities to existing employees.

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Tesla will open '2 or 3' more Gigafactories in US

He dangles a lure before the nation's governors.

Elon Musk dangles the idea in front of the nation's governors.

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