Panasonic Gains Approval to Build Electric Vehicle Battery Factory in Kansas

From PC Mag: Panasonic Energy has gained the required approval to build an electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Kansas.

Expected to break ground in the northeastern city of De Soto, the proposed plant will produce and supply lithium-ion batteries for use in EVs, while also creating thousands of new jobs and resulting in an estimated $4 billion investment in the state.

"As the largest private investment in Kansas history and one of the largest EV battery manufacturing plants of its kind in the country, this project will be transformative for our state's economy, providing in total 8,000 high-quality jobs that will help more Kansans create better lives for themselves and their children," Kansas Governor Laura Kelly said in a statement.

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