Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

Panasonic Energy of North America

digital rendering of kansas factory

Panasonic Energy of North America

Leading the charge to powering a more sustainable future

Our Purpose

Here at Panasonic Energy, we set out each day to change the world by accelerating the transition to sustainable energy through the production of safe, high-quality lithium-ion batteries.

Our History

Our journey began in 2017 when Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) began producing batteries for the world's leading electric vehicle manufacturer at the Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada. Our operation has since grown to be one of the largest lithium-ion battery factories in the world with a growing workforce of more than 4,000 employees that has surpassed six billion cells delivered and counting. And this is just the beginning.

Our Future

As a next step on our journey, we are expanding our operations into De Soto, Kansas as we strive to increase battery production and further support our long-term commitment to advancing the EV industry in the U.S. and building a better world. 

As the demand for EVs rapidly grows, we continue to innovate our lithium-ion battery technology and production capabilities to achieve greater efficiency and performance in electric vehicles.

Our People

How do we ensure success in our pursuit of a sustainable future? We put our people at the core of everything we do. We are committed to fostering a workplace that embraces diversity and upholds our cultural values. We enable our employees to pursue their dreams. We set out each day to win as a team. 

Sound like something you are interested in being a part of? Let’s connect! Join our talent community to be the first to know about job opportunities as they are communicated in the coming months.

In the News

Read the latest news about Panasonic Energy.
Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) employees posing with members of the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada (GSSN)

The first-of-its-kind "Clean Energy" patch program initiative will promote careers in STEM for young women.

Panasonic Energy facilities

The facility aims to foster innovation and education in manufacturing, emphasizing a joint commitment toward advancing STEM education and technology in the region.

Panasonic EV batteries

The long-term agreement aims to expand production of safe EV batteries and increase EV production capacity by strengthening North American supply chains.

Panasonic EV batteries

Low-impact supply chain will fully integrate anode active material sourcing from mining to delivering battery material

NOVONIX’s proprietary graphitization furnaces

Off-take agreement advances Panasonic's commitment to carbon footprint reduction and resilient supply chain in North America.

Panasonic Energy announced the signing of an agreement to purchase next-generation nano-composite silicon anode material for EV lithium-ion batteries from Sila Nanotechnologies Inc.
Students work together on a project at STEM Fest, a weekend of interactive experiences, educational activities, guest speakers and informational exhibits in Overland Park, KS

“A Space for All” STEM Fest invited families and students of all ages to enjoy a weekend of interactive experiences, educational activities, guest speakers and informational exhibits.

Kansas EV Battery Facility
Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd., a Panasonic Group company, today announced senior leadership for its new lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in De Soto, Kansas.
Subaru and Panasonic will hold discussions with a view to supplying Subaru with next-generation automotive cylindrical lithium-ion batteries for BEVs to be produced in the latter half of the 2020s.
Securing low-expansion and high-performance silicon anode materials will help accelerate the development and production of next-gen lithium-ion batteries with longer cycle life.
Panasonic Automotive Cylindrical Lithium-Ion Batteries
The two companies will commence concrete discussions with a view toward Panasonic supplying Mazda with automotive cylindrical lithium-ion batteries manufactured at Panasonic’s plants in Japan and North America.
New training program creates opportunity for short-term training in high-demand job field.
Batteries being manufactured
Panasonic Energy of North America ("PENA") selects Palantir Foundry to operationalize data and introduce automated efficiencies for the PENA facility in Sparks, Nevada.
Batteries being manufactured
Panasonic will supply battery cells for Hexagon Purus’ proprietary battery systems, marking yet another important milestone for Hexagon Purus’ zero-emission heavy-duty offering in North America.
Computer rendering of the new Panasonic EV battery manufacturing facility in De Soto, Kansas
A joint venture team of Turner Construction Company and Yates Construction were selected to build a manufacturing facility for electric vehicle batteries in De Soto, Kansas.
Panasonic announced its selection of SSOE Group as the provider of primary engineering and architectural design oversight for the company’s electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in De Soto, Kansas.
Batteries being manufactured
Global leader in lithium-ion batteries, Panasonic Energy, has agreed to supply batteries for Lucid’s full vehicle line-up, including the Lucid Air and upcoming Gravity SUV.
An excavator breaks ground at the site of the new EV battery facility in De Soto, Kansas
New lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in De Soto, Kansas to add critical capacity to the domestic EV battery supply chain.
image of field
Panasonic Energy Co. will begin construction in November 2022 of its new facility that will produce cylindrical Li-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EV).
Panasonic Energy Announcement - Group Photo
Global leader in lithium-ion batteries, Panasonic Energy, reaches agreement with one of the nation’s leaders in economic development, Kansas, aiming to advance the EV industry in the US.

Panasonic Energy Digest

Check out the Panasonic Energy Digest for updates on the construction of our new facility in De Soto, Kansas, and news from the surrounding community. You can also sign up to receive future editions of our newsletter in your inbox.

Contact Us

* Indicates a required field

By submitting this form, you confirm you’ve read and agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

If you prefer not to receive marketing emails from us, you can opt-out of all marketing communications or customize your preferences here.

        I agree to receive news, announcements and expert analysis of industry trends from Panasonic. I understand I can opt-out of all marketing communications or customize my preferences here.
        I agree to the Panasonic Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.