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Tesla’s Gigafactory might be behind a global battery shortage

Wed Dec 06 04:07:20 EST 2017 | Engadget
Sources say that Panasonic has given most of its Japanese battery supplies to Tesla in order to kick-start production, leaving companies that need batteries knocking on the doors of Samsung, LG and Murata (formerly Sony), to no avail. As a result, global IT, electric vehicle and home appliance companies are unable to get the materials they need, "and it will not be easy for them to secure additional supplies until the end of the first half of 2018." Sources have blamed Gigafactory's operational ..

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