Panasonic Automotive

Panasonic hesitant to commit to Tesla battery factory

11:04 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2014
Panasonic, Tesla's primary supplier of lithium ion cells for its electric Model S sedans, hasn't committed to investing in the massive U.S. battery plant proposed by Tesla's Elon Musk.... Read More »


Toyota, auto electronics suppliers fuel earnings growth streak in Japan

6:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2014
Japanese exporters led by Toyota are set to report higher third-quarter profit as a weaker yen fuels the country's longest stretch of earnings growth since 2007.... Read More »


Panasonic discusses acquisitions, alliances with auto suppliers

7:23 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Panasonic is in talks with automotive parts makers for possible acquisitions or alliances as Japan’s No. 2 television producer seeks to expand the components it delivers to vehicle manufacturers.... Read More »


Tesla awards Panasonic 4-year battery contract

6:52 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2013
Panasonic won a new contract to supply cells to Tesla Motors’ Model S and Model X in a deal that may generate $7 billion in revenue.... Read More »


Panasonic to increase its battery capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
Panasonic Corp. plans a big increase in lithium ion battery capacity next year, for both hybrid and electric vehicles, including the Tesla Model S sedan.... Read More »


Panasonic enters head-up display fray

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corp. has developed a head-up display it hopes to sell to U.S. carmakers, as the front-and-center safety feature gains traction.... Read More »


Panasonic's goals for infotainment: Easy to use, rich with content

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Panasonic Corp. is the world's largest supplier of automotive infotainment, according to a survey by consultant IHS Automotive, with infotainment revenues estimated at $4 billion last year.... Read More »


Panasonic, Blue Note Records to create custom in-vehicle audio systems

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2013
Panasonic said it will work with jazz record label Blue Note Records to develop custom-branded audio systems and content for the global automotive market.... Read More »


Panasonic executive charged with price-fixing on Toyota components

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2013
A federal grand jury in Detroit indicted another Japanese automotive executive on Tuesday for involvement in an international pricing-fixing conspiracy. According to the federal charges, Shinichi Kotani, an executive for Panasonic, participated in fixing prices on switches and steering angles sensors for Toyota vehicles sold in the United States.... Read More »


Toyota plans big hike in lithium ion battery output

12:22 pm U.S. ET | May 19, 2013
Toyota is planning to increase production of lithium ion batteries by six times, as the automaker prepares to eventually use them in its flagship Prius gasoline-electric hybrid cars, the Nikkei business daily reported on Sunday.... Read More »


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