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…

Tesla signs preliminary battery sourcing agreement with China’s Tianjin Lishen

Tesla is placing its supply chain in order as it gears up for production at its Shanghai Gigafactory. According to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter at hand, Tesla Inc has signed a preliminary agreement with Tianjin Lishen for supplying batteries for its Shanghai Gigafactory, as it plans to expand its battery sourcing…

Tesla invests $2 billion into its Shanghai Gigafactory

This strategic investment aligns multiple sweet spots: in a single stroke Elon Musk is increasing Tesla’s footprint in China, the world’s biggest auto market, boosting production capacity and export potential while facing Chinese EV startups head-on. In a development that marks Tesla’s latest attempt to boost its footprint in China, as per a local business…