LG Chem will supply Tesla batteries at its China factory, Bloomberg News reported Friday. It’s a big milestone for Elon Musk’s company as it hopes to begin production in the country this year. In the US, Tesla’s relationship with current battery supplier Panasonic, has become strained, with Musk blaming the […]
A faulty battery module was to blame for a Tesla vehicle fire in a Shanghai parking garage in April. The flames were captured on security video that appeared to show the car self-igniting. It was not charging at the time. Tesla said it has updated the thermal management and charging […]
The US government blacklisted Huawei last month. Major US companies like Google, Qualcomm, and Intel were quick to sever business ties with the company to comply with the order. Now Facebook has joined the party. Firms outside the US have also decided to cut ties with Huawei, including in the […]
Asian and European stocks and US futures fell on Thursday following reports that Panasonic, Arm, and other partners have cut ties with Huawei. Panasonic said it halted shipments of some components to Huawei but later dismissed media reports as “simply untrue.” The Trump administration blacklisted Huawei last week and reportedly […]
PanasonicCEO Kazuhiro Tsuga said the company may not make enough battery cells for Tesla next year, Bloomberg reported. “Batteries will run out if Tesla starts to sell the Model Y and expands its business next year,” Tsuga said on May 9. “What will we do then? It’s one of a […]
Current and former employees at Panasonic’s battery-making operation inside Tesla’s Gigafactory said it’s a chaotic environment where standard operating procedures often go ignored and there are half a million pieces of scrap generated daily. “Why do we throw away half a million batteries a day? Because people are slobs and […]
Tesla CEOElon Musk tweeted on Saturday that the rate of battery-cell production from Panasonic has held back output for the electric-car maker’s Model 3 sedan. “Pana cell lines at Giga are only at ~24GWh/yr & have been a constraint on Model 3 output since July,” Musk said. “Tesla won’t spend […]
In-flight entertainment (IFE) systems are a ubiquitous part of air travel these days. Recently, passengers spotted cameras built into the IFE systems on American Airlines and Singapore Airlines flights. According to both airlines, the cameras are disabled and will not be activated. Airlines purchase their IFE systems from third-party manufacturers, […]
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas features more than 4,400 exhibitors showcasing the very latest in gizmos, gadgets, and doodads. This year, more than 180,000 people are attending CES. Some wacky technology has been on display thus far, including a Lamborghini-themed massage chair and cars with foldable legs. […]
I just watched a new smartphone get dropped off a dump truck: Tumbled dried: And drowned: And it still works: Yet there is virtually no chance anyone reading this will buy it. Mainly because it’s a Panasonic and explaining to your friends why you bought a Panasonic smartphone could be […]
Japanese retailer Muji is reportedly planning to shift its European headquarters out of the UK because of Brexit. Bloomberg reports that it may move to Germany. The possibility of Muji’s move has emerged less than a week after electronics giant Panasonic confirmed it will shift its European HQ from the […]
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic to move European headquarters out of the UK as a result of Brexit. New HQ will be based in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. The move is being undertaken “to avoid potential tax issues” linked to Brexit, according to Japanese media organisation Nikkei. Panasonic’s announcement follows a […]
Tesla has revised an agreement that required it to buy all of the solar cells and modules Panasonic produced at their jointly operated factory in Buffalo, New York, The Wall Street Journal reports. Under the new terms of the agreement, Panasonic can sell its output to other companies, though Tesla […]
Panasonic assembles batteries at Tesla's...
Panasonic unveiled the prototype for Ku, a...
The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we...
Panasonic, like many companies today, is...