Panasonic has also recently signed a battery supply deal with Tesla
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America (Panasonic Automotive) has announced two variants of in-vehicle wireless charging technology (moving coil and static coil.) Both of these variants, as per the company, will provide efficient in-vehicle charging that meet or exceed most current in-vehicle charging systems.
“The average American owns ten connected devices per household and many of those devices travel with us in the vehicle on short or long trips. As a result, the need for fast, efficient charging must also be readily accessible in a vehicle. With customers utilizing apps, navigation and music that require constant power, the demand is high for having reliable in-vehicle sources for efficient charging of devices,” read the official statement.
It continued, “However, the majority of vehicle charging systems remain wired or tethered. Panasonic Automotive’s wireless charging system aims to be a more accurate and more efficient way to charge – to be accessible in any vehicle without the hassle of first plugging in.”
Battery supply deal with Tesla
Panasonic has recently signed a battery supply deal with Tesla. It is a three-year pricing deal to manufacture and supply of lithium-ion battery cells at the Gigafactory in Nevada as per a filing by the carmaker.
Tesla also amended the general terms and conditions of its partnership with Panasonic. It modified the term to expire 10 years after Panasonic achieves certain manufacturing milestones. The report added that last month, Tesla reported its third consecutive quarterly profit despite the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
That deal was signed last week and is effective from first April 2020. It sets the terms for production capacity commitments by Panasonic and purchase volume commitments by Tesla over the first two years of the agreement.