Recently, according to foreign media reports, Tesla, an American electric car company, quietly bought Hibar System, a Canadian battery manufacturer, or paved the way for its own batteries.
According to the Canadian Federal Lobby website, Tesla Motors Canada listed Haiba as a subsidiary company in the filing materials submitted on October 2, local time. This name did not appear in the filing materials submitted on 11 July. As of the date of publication, Tesla has not released relevant announcements.
Canadian Tesla Motor Co. lists Haiba as a subsidiary company
Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Haiba also has factories in Ningbo, Zhejiang and Foshan, Guangdong. According to the website of China Branch, Haibas main products are precision metering pump, injection system and battery manufacturing system, and it is an important supplier of primary and secondary battery production lines. The main business is to provide professional equipment for all aspects of battery manufacturing, including lithium ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles, laptops and similar products.
Haiba China Branch Website
It is worth mentioning that in May this year, Tesla purchased Maxwell technologies, a US power battery manufacturer, in exchange for a US $235 million stock. The companys core technology is dry battery electrode technology, which can significantly improve the endurance of electric vehicles and reduce their costs.
It is understood that Teslas power batteries are currently supplied exclusively by Panasonic Group. Since July 2014, the two sides signed a super factory agreement and jointly built a plant, but the relationship has become increasingly tense.
The Wall Street Journal quoted Panasonic sources as saying that the companys relationship with Tesla was in a turbulent state.
Source: Qiao JunJing, editor in charge of surging news