Panasonic will officially begin the production of batteries for the U.S. EV maker Tesla after struggling to bring a large U.S. battery plant online. The company is set to mass-produce its latest power cells in Japan where it has a large pool of skilled engineers. Panasonic’s 4680 battery has a diameter of 4.6 cm which is more than twice the diameter of the previous model. The primary advantage of the battery is that it can be made cheaply and efficiently. Panasonic’s plant in Kinokawa, Wakayama Prefecture has been chosen to start a trial production line in 2022.
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