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LG Chem, Tesla tie-up could jolt Panasonic

Discussion in 'News' started by Ktowntslafan, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. LetsGoFast

    LetsGoFast Active Member

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    Interesting that they don't have a quote from either company.
     
  2. Bangor Bob

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    No sources at all?

    < grumbles about state of "journalism" go here >
     
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    There were rumors of a Samsung tie-up too last year, but nothing came of that:
    http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2015/02/133_173217.html

    In general, it's not impossible for them to source similar cells, but suspect it'll be mainly to fill gaps while the Gigafactory is still building. Unless LG Chem also invests in the Gigafactory, Panasonic will still be the primary player.
     
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    Yeah, nothing seemed to come of the Samsung deal/rumor...
     
  6. Ktowntslafan

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    Any chance this is start of Gigafactory 2?
     
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    I think they are using Samsung cells: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2015/02/133_173217.html

    They just need even more. It's funny, a bear argument is that "LG is going to supply all the other automakers once the demand for EVs materializes". But Tesla can guarantee much larger volumes for LG, so why wouldn't LG sell to the biggest player? This squeezes the cell supply for everyone else even more.
     
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    OK...but Barron's has a reputation to uphold...I'm feeling a bit more comfortable with the article...
     
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    Just the outside possibility of this should cause a pop in the stock tomorrow.
     
  12. FredTMC

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    certainly possible. Good news for tesla.
     
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    Don't see what the big deal is. Tesla has always said they may source batteries from other suppliers. This is a smaller deal for Roadster packs.
     

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