Panasonic’s Q1 profits at Tesla’s Gigafactory boost investor confidence in EV market

On Tuesday, following Panasonic Corp’s first quarter report, shares of Asian companies in Tesla Inc’s battery supply chain surged. Panasonic’s battery venture with Tesla has boosted investor confidence in the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker. Panasonic’s first quarterly profit from its $1.6 billion investment in Tesla’s Gigafactory is also another validation of Tesla founder Elon…

Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia could be factory site for Tesla’s Gigafactory

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, is a leading destination for Tesla’s Gigafactory in the EU. According to a report from German news daily Rheinische Post citing sources familiar with the matter at hand, U.S. electric carmaker Tesla is scouting for a location for a factory in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). According…

Volkswagen not interested in acquiring stake in Tesla: Herbert Diess

Potential headwinds include getting the consent of Volkswagen’s controlling Piech and Porsche families to fund the purchase of the stake. Denying a media report, which stated Volkswagen’s CEO Herbert Diess as wanting to purchase a stake in Tesla, the German carmaker stated, it was not interested in doing so. “The speculation about buying a stake…