Skip to comments.Tesla's Battery Factory Could be Great for a Bankrupt California
Posted on 07/29/2014 7:51:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Based on reports that have emerged over the past few weeks, it looks like California is back in the running as a location for Tesla's Gigfactory — a massive facility that will build the advanced lithium-ion batteries needed to get the electric carmaker to the next level.
Nevada, Texas, New Mexico — these were the states that appeared to be in a better position to become the Gigafactory's home than California.
But there's been some chatter about Elon Musk and his company potentially taking over an old U.S. Navy facility near San Francisco. And now, according to the Los Angeles Times' Marc Lifsher, the Northern California city of Stockton could also be a candidate.
It's "shaping up as a leading in-state contender," Lifsher wrote.
The arrival of a $5-billion new-economy manufacturing hub, along with its projected 6,000-plus jobs, would be just what the doctor ordered for Stockton. The city, about an hour's drive northeast of Tesla's Fremont, Calif. assembly line, went bankrupt in 2012.
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Moffett Federal Airfield? The old Moffett field? The blimp hangars?
Have they consulted the Google brothers?
Ya, but what about the carbon footprint of this place? Will liberals allow it?
And CA will bankrupt Tesla Battery Factory.
Elon, you’re making a huge mistake....................
The pollutants left behind manufacturing will never be allowed to be disposed of in Cali so why build there?
The recent rumor is that its almost certainly in Nevada. They’ve started breaking ground there already. Nevada plant is close to their CA plant and lithium mines. Right to Work and low taxes and regulation. They likely put the other sites in other states on the back burner for future expansion if needed
But what fish, bird, bug, plant or Native American religious site will be irreparably harmed? The EPA will surely find a way to get their two cents worth in.
Good luck getting thru the environmental permit/code maze.
A bankrupt idea for a bankrupt state.
crony capitalism, the policy of failed states where everyone is punished but the favored few.
"Elon, Hank Rearden's on line two!" lol
So why don’t they just use their previous plant?
The TSLA manufacturing plant is already in California. So is Space X and Solar City.
Tesla manufactures the Model S in Fremont, California, in an assembly plant formerly operated by NUMMI, a defunct joint venture of Toyota and General Motors, now called Tesla Factory. Tesla purchased a stake in the site in May 2010 for US$42 million, and opened the facility in October 2010.
The fact that they are considering sites in OTHER STATES just shows you how prohibitive manufacturing in California has become.
He must Love paying taxes to irresponsible wastrels.
California was once a pretty nice place to live, I was born there.
Not now, and maybe not ever again.
At some point the California legislature will take everything he has for the good of the ‘people’............................
If it happens, it will be a crony capitalist deal on the most favorable terms imaginable.
Tesla wouldn’t even exist without the phony electric car credits mandated by California.
Manufacturers that don’t sell electric cars pay Musk for the privilege to sell regular cars in Cali.