Tesla reportedly to unveil 'autopilot' cars this week

Oct 6, 2014

Tesla reportedly to unveil 'autopilot' cars this week

Tesla Motors Inc. will make its first foray toward automated driving, joining luxury rivals in offering high-tech features, including one that can keep the car in its lane, according to a source familiar with the carmaker’s plans. It will announce the plans this week, ...

Sep 17, 2014

Panasonic riding Tesla wave to boost battery business in Europe

Panasonic Corp., the main supplier of lithium-ion battery cells to Tesla Motors Inc., has said that cooperation with the electric-car maker on the construction of a massive U.S. battery plant is likely to boost demand from European automakers. “The development with Tesla is catching ...

Aug 1, 2014

Panasonic, Tesla to build big U.S. battery plant

American electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs. The companies announced the deal Thursday, but they did not say where in the U.S. ...

Jul 31, 2014

Panasonic's revamp efforts continue to pay dividends

Panasonic Corp. said Thursday that its operating profit grew in the April-June quarter on the back of efforts to restructure by shifting focus to industrial markets instead of less profitable consumer products. The electronics giant said group operating profit rose 28.2 percent to ¥82.29 ...

Panasonic hesitant about investing in Musk's huge Tesla battery factory

Mar 28, 2014

Panasonic hesitant about investing in Musk's huge Tesla battery factory

Panasonic Corp., Tesla Motors Inc.’s primary supplier of lithium-ion battery cells for its electric Model S sedans, has not committed to investing in a massive U.S. battery plant proposed by Tesla’s Elon Musk. Joining Tesla’s “Gigafactory” battery project would raise investment risks, Panasonic President ...