Panasonic Energy e Mazda Motor Corporation have announced they have agreed to enter into discussions on establishing a medium- to long-term partnership to meet demand for battery EVs and automotive batteries.
Panasonic Energy and Mazda will commence discussions with a view toward Panasonic Energy supplying Mazda with automotive cylindrical lithium-ion batteries manufactured at Panasonic Energy’s plants in Japan and North America, and Mazda installing batteries procured from Panasonic Energy in battery EVs scheduled to be launched in the latter half of the 2020 decade.
“As the automotive industry rapidly advances electrification and is leading in this technology, collaboration with Mazda will be a major step towards the achievement of our mission of realizing a society in which the pursuit of happiness and a sustainable environment are harmonized. With our superior technology and extensive experience, we will drive growth of the lithium-ion battery industry and further accelerate our efforts to achieve zero emissions”, said Kazuo Tadanobu, President, CEO of Panasonic Energy.
“Mazda is working with its partners in three phases to flexibly respond to changes in regulatory trends, consumer needs, and other areas. We are delighted to collaborate with Panasonic Energy, which has been a pioneer in automotive lithium-ion batteries, developing high-quality products”, stated instead Masahiro Moro, Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer of Mazda.