The Elec: "Tesla will produce its own batteries"

21 October 2019, 14:57:01

The Elec: "Tesla will produce its own batteries"Based on industry sources from South Korea, The Elec reports that Tesla will produce its own batteries. This is what the media and industry sources conclude from the fact that Daebo Magnetic - a battery equipment manufacturer from South Korea - will be the most probable supplier of electromagnetic filters needed for the battery production. Moreover, according to the sources, the products might enter Tesla's Gigafactory in Nevada by the end of 2019. Daebo Magnetic is the only producer in the world of wet-type electromagnetic filters which are used to remove foreign substances before the battery is assembled.

Rumours about Tesla producing its own batteries have been circulating for quite some time, especially after Tesla acquired Maxwell Technologies this spring and Hibar Systems this fall. The main batteries supplier for Tesla so far has been Panasonic but most likely this partnership will end as it is and whether it will be continued and in what form is still unclear. South Korean LG Chem is also known to supply Tesla with batteries. Source

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