- May 4, 2015
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The Panasonic Tesla deal is a partnership, those cells are proprietary to Tesla, made in Gigafactory 1 in Nevada and not sold to any other company.Tesla keeps CLAIMING they are going to be vertically integrated in battery technology, but they're still purchasing from Panasonic. And Tesla's MO is claiming things that may or may not ever happen, so I don't trust anything they say they'll do until they actually prove it.
Could we not say that is somewhat vertically integrated?
Besides that there is the Roadrunner pilot 4680 cell plant in Fremont already working which is 100% Tesla owned with an expansion to that facility already in the works. See the 4680's being made in this clip.
Musk and Company are currently building the Berlin and Texas battery sites so IMO it's easy to see who is actually moving forward and who is just talking about it.