Taiwanese media DigiTimes reports that there are rumors that Apple is in talks with Panasonic to supply batteries for the Apple Car.
Panasonic is supplying Tesla with batteries
Panasonic announced last month that it is developing a new lithium-ion battery for Tesla that has about five times the capacity of its predecessor.
According to DigiTimes, Apple and Panasonic are in talks to supply batteries for the Apple Car.
Is Apple Sticking to US-made Batteries?
Batteries for the Apple Car were expected to be supplied by China’s CATL and BYD, but DigiTimes reported that this was no longer possible because Apple was particular about batteries manufactured in the United States.
In 2014, Panasonic established “Panasonic Energy North America,” which manufactures lithium-ion batteries, in Nevada, USA.
Source: DigiTimes, Yomiuri Shimbun, Panasonic
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