Panasonic shares fell 6 percent after U.S. probe into fatal Tesla crash

Vastavam web: Shares of Japan’s Panasonic Corp (6752.T) fell 6 percent early on Wednesday after the United States began a federal field investigation into last week’s fatal crash and vehicle fire of major battery customer Tesla Inc.Panasonic produces lithium-ion batteries for Tesla in a joint venture with the California-based electric car maker. News of the federal investigation had sent Tesla’s shares tumbling more than 8 percent on Tuesday to close at the lowest level in almost a year.