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Tesla is exporting most of its solar cells

Its Solar Roof has been installed in just a handful of homes

Its Solar Roof has been installed in just a handful of homes.

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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.

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Panasonic shares plunge after profit warning, Tesla's big Maxwell deal

Maxwell brings new technologies, plus Panasonic is losing exclusivity

Maxwell brings new technologies, plus Panasonic is losing exclusivity

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Toyota, Panasonic announce big EV battery joint venture

Batteries produced will be sold to various automakers

Batteries produced will be sold to various automakers

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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 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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LinkData teases U-Bike NEV for CES

The vehicle has a range of 62 miles and weighs less than 400 pounds.

The Chinese telecom company uses Panasonic batteries in this efficient mobility solution.

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Toyota announces $13B plan to offer 10 or more EV models in early 2020s

It says it'll need to add more battery suppliers just to keep up

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Toyota, Panasonic to work together on next-gen EV batteries

Panasonic supplies cylindrical batteries to Tesla, prismatics to Toyota.

Panasonic supplies cylindrical batteries to Tesla, prismatics to Toyota.

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Tesla loses director of battery technology Kurt Kelty

Tesla will spread his responsibilities to existing employees.

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Panasonic is building the solar roof for Japan's Prius plug-in

Could it preview an option on the Tesla Model 3?

Panasonic's Tesla connection raises intriguing possibilities.

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Tesla's new battery will be more dense and less expensive

Best and cheapest cell in the world, says Musk.

Elon Musk has nothing but great things to say about the new 2170 battery cell.

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Tesla wants to get cozier with Panasonic in Buffalo to make solar cells

Partners could make photovoltaic cells, modules in New York next year.

Tesla offers another reason for the SolarCity deal to make sense.

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Is Nissan ready to let go of its battery company? Maybe

For now, all Nissan will say is that the rumors are 'speculation.'

Nissan - AESC = ???

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Samsung shares take $580M dive after one Elon Musk Tweet

Samsung will supply cells for Tesla Energy, not EVs.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Tweeted out that Samsung will not be supplying cells for Tesla's EVs. But it will for Tesla Energy.

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Tesla talking to LG Chem, other suppliers, for more batteries

Tesla might be interested in more battery suppliers as it gets ready for production of the Model 3.

Tesla is reportedly in talks to widen its supply chain for lithium-ion batteries. Those 500,000 EVs won't build themselves in 2018.

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Tesla looking for new lithium suppliers for Model 3, Gigafactory

Tesla's supply costs could surge as lithium demand doubles by 2020.

Tesla Motors may be enlisting more firms to complement Panasonic's efforts to meet lithium-ion battery demand.

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Tesla finds new battery supplier in LG Chem with Roadster upgrade

Rather than its usual partnership with Panasonic, Tesla is using cells from LG Chem for the upgrades to the Roadster's battery pack.

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