But doesn't address Tesla Energy cell claims
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has used Twitter to respond to a Reuters report published yesterday that indicated the company was in talks with Samsung SDI to supply batteries for its car and energy storage products. Musk clarified that Tesla is "working exclusively" with Panasonic to make the cells for its upcoming Model 3 electric car, and that "news articles claiming otherwise are incorrect."
Musk followed up with a tweet that stated that the batteries in Tesla's Model S and Model X vehicles "are also Panasonic." In a statement sent to The Verge, a Tesla spokesperson said the company "works with all the leading battery suppliers around the world," but refused to comment on details of programs with specific suppliers. "Panasonic has been our battery cell supplier throughout the Model S and Model X programs," the statement reads, with Tesla "work[ing] very closely with Panasonic to ramp up battery cell production at the Gigafactory for Model 3."
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