Tesla Motors has gotten a $30 million investment from Panasonic, which makes the lithium ion batteries that power Tesla's electric roadsters. Panasonic wants a foothold in a market that's expected to grow to more than 40 times its current size in the next five years. It isn't the first Japanese investment in Tesla; Toyota also has a $50 million stake in it.
Panasonic Invests In Electric Car Maker Tesla
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