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Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel aims to build world's top battery recycler

Redwood Materials will partner with Panasonic and Amazon

Straubel aims to leverage two partnerships, one with Panasonic Corp , the Japanese battery manufacturer that is teamed with Tesla at the Nevada gigafactory, and one announced weeks ago with e-commerce giant Amazon . With production of electric vehicles and batteries about to explode, Straubel says his ultimate goal is to "make a material impact on sustainability, at an industrial scale."

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

Panasonic has a gig at the Gigafactory for three years more

Official
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.

CES
Panasonic's connected miniature fire truck has niches to fill

Partner Tropos Motors specializes in little emergency and cargo vehicles

Official
Toyota using Tesla-like Panasonic batteries in some of its PHEVs

Same shape, different composition: Round batteries going into Chinese cars

Report
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.

Report
Panasonic and Tesla rethink Gigafactory expansion

They're reportedly freezing further investment in the plant

They're reportedly freezing further investment in the plant.

Followup
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

Official
Toyota, Panasonic announce big EV battery joint venture

Batteries produced will be sold to various automakers

Batteries produced will be sold to various automakers

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.

Report
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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.

CES
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.

Official
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

Official
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.

Report
Tesla loses director of battery technology Kurt Kelty

Tesla will spread his responsibilities to existing employees.

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24/7 car service kiosk from Ford | Autoblog Minute

This automated service kiosk is designed to improve customer experience. It offers off-hours drop-off and pick-up and eliminates waiting in line. A 90 day test trial is underway in Birch Run, Michigan.

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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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