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Musk confirms Panasonic cells only in Tesla cars

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by ecarfan, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    Elon Musk confirms that Samsung’s battery cells will not be used in Tesla vehicles, Panasonic gets exclusivity [Updated]


    "Now prompted by a Reuters report yesterday citing Samsung SDI sources claiming that they are in negotiation with Tesla to supply batteries for its cars, Elon Musk has confirmed that Panasonic will be exclusively supplying cells for the Model 3, S and X."

    "While the CEO didn’t confirm it, if the Samsung shipments will not end up in car battery packs, it’s likely that they will be used in stationary energy storage battery packs: Powerwalls and Powerpacks. Tesla also approved LG Chem battery cells for the Roadster battery upgrade and the cells could end up in a similar project."
  2. Fallenone

    Fallenone Active Member

    Oct 13, 2015
    Santa Barbara, CA
  3. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2007
    There was the same rumor of Samsung SDI striking a deal with Tesla in 2015, but nothing substantial came out of it.
    Tesla Motors Discussing Battery Supply Deal With Samsung SDI

    I'm not sure this was the source of the rumor, but the recent battery shipment from Samsung SDI to Tesla had cells there were clearly not the capacity suitable for the S/X or 3 (although it might work as replacement cells for the Roadster or for Tesla Energy packs).
  4. Ohm Alone

    Ohm Alone Member

    Dec 26, 2014
    Kensington, PEI, Canada
    JUST the S, X and 3. Nothing about past (Roadster) or future (?) models using batteries from a different source. Even if they don't, they 'might'. You have to be very precise about the interpretation of EM's runic utterances. If he didn't say exactly that, he didn't say it.

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