Toyota using made-for-Tesla Panasonic batteries for China hybrids: Nikkei


FILE PHOTO – A Toyota logo is displayed at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland March 5, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp has started using batteries that Panasonic Corp designed for Tesla Inc in some of its plug-in hybrids sold in China, the Nikkei business daily reported on Friday.

Toyota is using Panasonic’s cylindrical batteries in its new Corolla and Levin plug-in hybrid sedans launched in China this year, the Nikkei said, without citing sources. Toyota is believed to have ordered about 50,000 of the batteries, the paper said.

A Panasonic spokeswoman said the company was not in a position to comment as a supplier, while Toyota declined to comment.

Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki and Kevin Buckland; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim


Articles You May Like

New Technologies Can Help Southeast Asia Fight Illegal Activity at Sea, Report Says
S&P 500, Nasdaq fall as high-flying tech stocks slide
1 dormitory resident among 11 new COVID-19 infections in Singapore
Veteran Hong Kong actor Wu Mengda dies age 70
Green Plan 2030 aims to use ‘government influence in a more concrete way’: Grace Fu

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *