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Tesla reportedly set to use Samsung batteries

Looking to expand its operations and develop new models, Tesla Motors will soon rely on Samsung as a battery supplier. Negotiations are underway, although no details have been provided.

"We continually evaluate the best battery cells and technologies from all manufacturers," a Tesla spokeswoman, Liz Jarvis-Shean, told Automotive News.

Sources claim that an agreement could be reached to supply batteries for the upcoming Tesla Model X. However, a few matters still need to be discussed, like Samsung insisting that Tesla buys other components including touch screens.

Tesla Model X
Tesla Model X. (Photo: Tesla)

Apparently, the South Korean company is also talking with Tesla about another future product due for a launch in 2017.

Source: Autonews