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Panasonic Energy of North America

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Panasonic Energy of North America

Leading the charge to powering a more sustainable future

Our Purpose

Here at Panasonic Energy, we set out each day to change the world by accelerating the transition to sustainable energy through the production of safe, high-quality lithium-ion batteries.

Our History

Our journey began in 2017 when Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) began producing batteries for the world's leading electric vehicle manufacturer at the Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada. Our operation has since grown to be one of the largest lithium-ion battery factories in the world with a growing workforce of more than 4,000 employees that has surpassed six billion cells delivered and counting. And this is just the beginning.

Our Future

As a next step on our journey, we are expanding our operations into De Soto, Kansas as we strive to increase battery production and further support our long-term commitment to advancing the EV industry in the U.S. and building a better world. 

As the demand for EVs rapidly grows, we continue to innovate our lithium-ion battery technology and production capabilities to achieve greater efficiency and performance in electric vehicles.

Our People

How do we ensure success in our pursuit of a sustainable future? We put our people at the core of everything we do. We are committed to fostering a workplace that embraces diversity and upholds our cultural values. We enable our employees to pursue their dreams. We set out each day to win as a team. 

Sound like something you are interested in being a part of? Let’s connect! Join our talent community to be the first to know about job opportunities as they are communicated in the coming months.

News & Updates

Get the latest information on our EV battery facility in Kansas.
Subaru and Panasonic will hold discussions with a view to supplying Subaru with next-generation automotive cylindrical lithium-ion batteries for BEVs to be produced in the latter half of the 2020s.
Securing low-expansion and high-performance silicon anode materials will help accelerate the development and production of next-gen lithium-ion batteries with longer cycle life.
Panasonic Automotive Cylindrical Lithium-Ion Batteries
The two companies will commence concrete discussions with a view toward Panasonic supplying Mazda with automotive cylindrical lithium-ion batteries manufactured at Panasonic’s plants in Japan and North America.
New training program creates opportunity for short-term training in high-demand job field.
Batteries being manufactured
Panasonic Energy of North America ("PENA") selects Palantir Foundry to operationalize data and introduce automated efficiencies for the PENA facility in Sparks, Nevada.
Batteries being manufactured
Panasonic will supply battery cells for Hexagon Purus’ proprietary battery systems, marking yet another important milestone for Hexagon Purus’ zero-emission heavy-duty offering in North America.
Computer rendering of the new Panasonic EV battery manufacturing facility in De Soto, Kansas
A joint venture team of Turner Construction Company and Yates Construction were selected to build a manufacturing facility for electric vehicle batteries in De Soto, Kansas.
Panasonic announced its selection of SSOE Group as the provider of primary engineering and architectural design oversight for the company’s electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in De Soto, Kansas.
Batteries being manufactured
Global leader in lithium-ion batteries, Panasonic Energy, has agreed to supply batteries for Lucid’s full vehicle line-up, including the Lucid Air and upcoming Gravity SUV.
An excavator breaks ground at the site of the new EV battery facility in De Soto, Kansas
New lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in De Soto, Kansas to add critical capacity to the domestic EV battery supply chain.
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Panasonic Energy Co. will begin construction in November 2022 of its new facility that will produce cylindrical Li-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EV).
Panasonic Energy Announcement - Group Photo
Global leader in lithium-ion batteries, Panasonic Energy, reaches agreement with one of the nation’s leaders in economic development, Kansas, aiming to advance the EV industry in the US.

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