Tesla Model S (3)

Η Tesla με μια ανακοίνωση της, έκανε γνωστό πως συμφώνησε με την Panasonic ώστε αυτή να της παραδώσει 2 δισεκατομμύρια περισσότερες μπαταρίες μέσα στα επόμενα τέσσερα χρόνια. H αρχική συμφωνία της Tesla με την Panasonic ήταν η Ιαπωνική εταιρία να της παραδώσει 560.000 μπαταρίες ώστε να κατασκευάσει 80.0000 Model S, αφού το τελευταίο διαθέτει 7.000 μπαταρίες ανά αυτοκίνητο.

Τα επιπλέον 2 δισεκατομμύρια μπαταρίες είναι αρκετά ώστε η Tesla να τετραπλασιάσει τη παραγωγική της ικανότητα. Μην ξεχνάμε πως η Αμερικάνικη εταιρία θα βγάλει στην αγορά μέσα στα επόμενα χρόνια τόσο το Model X, όσο και το Model E, με τον Elon Musk να έχει κάνει λόγο σε παλαιότερες δηλώσεις του και για ένα supercar. Πάντως σύμφωνα με μια πρόσφατη έρευνα του Forbes, το Model S είναι το νούμερο ένα αυτοκίνητο σε πωλήσεις σε 8 πλούσιες περιοχές της Αμερικής.

Daimler AG - Tesla

Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις η Daimler, βλέποντας τη τεράστια αύξηση που παρουσιάζει η Tesla σαν εταιρία, θέλει να διευρύνει τη συμφωνία που είχε υπογράψει με τον Elon Musk τον Μάιο του 2009. Αυτό έγινε γνωστό από τον Bodo Uebber, επικεφαλή των οικονομικών υπηρεσιών της Daimler, οποίος όμως δεν διευκρίνισε πάντως πάνω σε ποια ακριβώς προϊόντα η Γερμανική εταιρία θέλει να συνεργαστεί με τη Tesla. Μην ξεχνάμε πως η Daimler κατέχει το 4,3% των μετοχών της Tesla, με την Tesla να έχει δεσμευτεί πως θα κατασκευάσει μια ηλεκτρική Mercedes.

[Πηγή: Tesla, Reuters]

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PANASONIC AND TESLA REACH AGREEMENT TO EXPAND SUPPLY OF AUTOMOTIVE-GRADE BATTERY CELLS

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

OSAKA, Japan / PALO ALTO, Calif. — Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors today announced that the two companies have reached an agreement in which Panasonic will expand its supply of automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells to Tesla. With this agreement, the two companies update and expand their 2011 arrangement to now supply nearly 2 billion cells over the course of four years. The lithium-ion battery cells purchased from Panasonic will be used to power the award winning Model S as well as Model X, a performance utility vehicle that is scheduled to go into production by the end of 2014.

This agreement builds upon a multi-year collaboration between Panasonic and Tesla to develop next-generation automotive-grade battery cells and accelerate the market expansion of electric vehicles. Panasonic’s cells combined with Tesla’s proven EV battery expertise have already enabled more than 130 million customer miles driven in Tesla Roadsters and Model S.

“This expanded agreement with Panasonic is important to Tesla as we continue to increase the pace of production,” said Tesla Co-Founder and CEO Elon Musk. “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Panasonic, and I’m confident that this partnership will continue to be an integral part of Tesla’s success for years to come.”

Together, Panasonic and Tesla have developed a next-generation battery cell technology that provides the highest energy density and best performance cells in the market. Panasonic’s cylindrical cell is a customized technology designed specifically for optimizing electric vehicle quality and life. These cells are integrated by Tesla into the battery pack in a way that enables an industry-leading range of approximately 265 miles for the Model S.

“We are extremely proud to be a strategic partner of Tesla,” said Yoshihiko Yamada, president of the Automotive & Industrial Systems Company, an internal company of Panasonic. “Panasonic will increase its production capacity of lithium-ion battery cells to supply Tesla’s growing needs as it expands its production of EVs.” About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.30 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2013. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company’s website at panasonic.net About Tesla

Tesla Motors’ (NASDAQ: TSLA) goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs, as well as EV powertrain components for industry partners. Tesla has delivered over 15,000 electric vehicles to customers in 31 countries.