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1st Gear: You Gotta Hand It To Tesla
America's favorite electric car company/political movement Tesla knows the benefit of making big, happy, fun news ahead of their 2Q earnings report later today. In this case, it's the news that Panasonic will help partner with Tesla (as they have in the past) to build the lithium-ion cells that make eery Tesla run.
What they haven't agreed on yet is, uh, how much Panasonic will contribute to the likely $5 billion factory to be built... oh... somewhere: