In 2011 theTesla Motorsand the companyPanasonicthey started a black-and-white collaboration: Panasonic would undertake the delivery of energy accumulators for cars and Tesla Motors would produce 80,000 electric cars within four years. Only two years have passed since 2011 and theTesla Motorsfelt the need to renew the agreement and extend the terms of the contract.
With the electric sedan Model S, the Tesla has managed to penetrate international markets and within a few years the sedan will be able to count on an excellent ally, the "Model X
". In addition, global buyers will be encouraged to purchase electric cars thanks to the setting up of increasingly efficient and fast charging infrastructures.
Even if the "Model X " remains unnamed, one can predict the strategy ofTesla Motors: to launch a more accessible electric vehicle on the market so as to immediately increase sales and engage the cars already produced. With the "Model X" we will arrive at a third generation platform so Tesla will aim for large numbers. The price should fall within the $ 30,000 range.
The new agreement signed betweenPanasonic and Teslaprovides for the acquisition by the car manufacturer of approximately 7,000 units for energy storage. With such a large sum, almost 300,000 electric vehicles could be created! In short, theTesla Motorshas in mind a quintupling of production!
ThereTesla Motorswanted to eliminate the word of "exclusivity" from the contract, in other words, despite being bound to the acquisition of 7,000 cells by Panasonic, nobody forbids Tesla to purchase other batteries from different suppliers. The collaboration between Panasonic and Tesla has seen the birth of new generation batteries capable of exploiting a more efficient energy storage strategy. Structurally, Panasonic cells are distinguished by their cylindrical shape, these cells will be integrated into the "battery packs "which will be equipped on vehicles produced byTesla.