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Panasonic Energy Selects KC Region for State-of-the-Art Electric Vehicle Battery Facility

by Laura Patriquin | Jul 13, 2022

Congratulations to our partners in Kansas on Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd.’s selection of De Soto for a state-of-the-art electric vehicle manufacturing facility.

The largest economic development project in the state’s history, the company’s planned $4 billion investment could create up to 4,000 new jobs.

The following organizations supported the recruitment of Panasonic Energy to Kansas:

Kansas Department of Commerce

Kansas Department of Transportation

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Kansas Department of Children and Families

The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Ambassador to Japan

The U.S. Embassy to Tokyo

Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund

City of De Soto

De Soto Economic Development Council


Sunflower Redevelopment

KC SmartPort

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Johnson County Community College

Kansas City Kansas Community College

Peaslee Tech

University of Kansas

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Kessinger Hunter

Read the News Release

About Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd.
Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd., established in April 2022 as part of the Panasonic Group's switch to an operating company system, provides innovative battery technology-based products and solutions globally. Through its automotive lithium-ion batteries, storage battery systems and dry batteries, the company brings safe, reliable, and convenient power to a broad range of business areas, from mobility and social infrastructure to medical and consumer products. Panasonic Energy is committed to contributing to a society that realizes happiness and environmental sustainability, and through its business activities the Company aims to address societal issues while taking the lead on environmental initiatives. For more details, please visit panasonic.com/global/energy.

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