Panasonics lithium ion battery cells combine the

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engaged in various collaborative projects with Tesla toward the popularization of electric vehicles.  Panasonic's lithium-ion battery cells combine the required features for electric vehicles such as high  capacity, durability and cost performance. And I believe that once we are able to manufacture lithium-ion  battery cells at the Gigafactory, we will be able to accelerate the expansion of the electric vehicle market." Cost reductions will be achieved through optimized manufacturing processes driven by economies of  scale previously unobtainable in battery cell and pack production. Further price reductions are achieved 
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by manufacturing cells that have been optimized for electric vehicle design, both in size and function, by  co-locating suppliers on-site to eliminate packaging, transportation and duty costs and inventory carrying  costs, and by manufacturing at a location with lower utility and operating expenses. The Gigafactory will  produce cells, modules and packs for Tesla's electric vehicles and for the stationary storage market. The  Gigafactory is planned to produce 35GWh of cells and 50GWh of packs per year by 2020. Tesla projects  that the Gigafactory will employ about 6,500 people by 2020. Tesla Motors suspends production at California assembly plant to upgrade capacity Jul 23, 2014 Tesla Motors Inc. has suspended its production at California assembly plant to install new robots for  enhancing production of electric sedans, Bloomberg reported.The company is also set to construct its  Model X sport-utility vehicle.Tesla has started work to renovate the production floor at the facility in  Fremont on July 22, 2014 and this would boost its production capacity by 25%. Tesla spokesman Simon  Sproule said that the company will restart production after completing the installation of the 25 new robots over the next two weeks. The $100m uprate will change the factory's body and general assembly lines,  Sproule said. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company plans to deliver at least 35,000 Model S  sedans to global customers in 2014. Sproule said that the Fremont facility, which also manufactures the  car's lithium-ion battery pack and motor, is to be modified to begin building the Model X later in 2014. CarCharging Intends to Integrate Tesla Motors' Electric Vehicle Charging Technology into its  Blink Network Jun 19, 2014 Car Charging Group, Inc, the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle charging services  and owner of the Blink Network, one of the largest EV charging networks, announced its intention to  integrate the Tesla Motors' EV charging technology into Blink EV charging stations. According to the blog 
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