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Tesla taps Reno as potential Gigafactory site
http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | July 31, 2014 - 4:34pm | By ED KOMENDA

Posted on 07/31/2014 7:53:10 PM PDT by redreno

It’s official: Tesla Motors has broken ground on a stretch of land outside Reno that could serve as the site for its forthcoming $5 billion battery factory.

But not so fast: they’re not the only one in the mix. In a letter to shareholders, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was careful in saying the Reno site “could potentially be” the location for the Gigafactory, expected to create 6,500 jobs.

“Consistent with out strategy to identify and break ground on multiple sites, we continue to evaluate other locations in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas,” Musk wrote.

The news followed weeks of rumors naming Reno as the front-runner in a race to secure the plant.

A post on a blog called “Transport Evolved” recently reported activity at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, a 106,000-acre site 9 miles east of Reno that currently houses tenants like Wal-Mart and PetSmart. Though speculation pegged the site to Tesla’s Gigafactory, it was unclear whether the company had broken ground anywhere — until Musk’s letter. Other standout cities include Stockton, Calif. and San Antonio, Texas.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: business; lithium; nevada; reno; tesla

1 posted on 07/31/2014 7:53:10 PM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

Hmmmm. Wonder if that’s the old Reno-Fernlry Raceway? Did many track days there.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 7:58:20 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: redreno

Reno....with its vast supply of manufacturing skills......


3 posted on 07/31/2014 7:59:45 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: redreno

Why not South Carolina?


4 posted on 07/31/2014 8:00:18 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: redreno
Tesla CEO Elon Musk was careful in saying the Reno site “could potentially be” the location for the Gigafactory,

Don't jump to any conclusions, Musk is a conman and probably looking for subsidies.

5 posted on 07/31/2014 8:00:27 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: redreno

You know what? It sounds like that dirty dog is building this thing right in the lap of MUSTANG RANCH..!!!

:O


6 posted on 07/31/2014 8:01:23 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: G Larry

"We got skills! 2 dogs just last week! One of them was a service dog that belonged to a girl scout who was selling pot brownies! She did get away though"

7 posted on 07/31/2014 8:01:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: G Larry
"with its vast supply of manufacturing skills"

Raw materials and a predominantly white population.

VERY VERY weak environmental rules and no income tax.

8 posted on 07/31/2014 8:02:15 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: redreno

9 posted on 07/31/2014 8:06:24 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: jazusamo; redreno

Reno, Nevada. Must mean Harry Reid’s involved. Elon Musk is as trustworthy as about any Democrat. Ol’ Harry probably has his hand in Musk’s rear pocket.


10 posted on 07/31/2014 8:26:11 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: gaijin

11 posted on 07/31/2014 8:26:50 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: rockinqsranch

I wouldn’t doubt that a bit, not much goes on in Nevada that Dingy Harry isn’t aware of if there’s money involved.


12 posted on 07/31/2014 8:33:14 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: redreno

texas is better geographically and for a work state.


13 posted on 07/31/2014 8:40:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: jazusamo

Musk is the greatest industrialist of his generation.

He is looking for governments to cut red tape to get the factory built as quickly as possible.

Like every major auto factory built in the last 30 years it will get significant tax exemptions and water/tax/road improvements in and around the factory.


14 posted on 07/31/2014 8:42:16 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: Mamzelle

Because it is 3000k miles away from the Tesla Factory in Fremont where the car will actually be manufactured.


15 posted on 07/31/2014 8:43:33 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: 3boysdad

In the map at post #9 below, the racetrack is just a smidge north of Silver Springs off Hwy 50 on the road between Silver Springs and Fernley.

It’s about where the ‘v’ is in the word ‘Silver’ on that map.

I sure hope this deal goes through. Oh boy, do I.


16 posted on 07/31/2014 8:44:12 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: G Larry

They would get plenty of workers anxious to escape California. I hope Reno gets it; they could use the infusion of money and jobs.


17 posted on 07/31/2014 8:47:29 PM PDT by Oliver Boliver Butt
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To: Secret Agent Man

lithium. Nevada has lots of it. Texas, not so much.


18 posted on 07/31/2014 9:28:04 PM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: Mamzelle

South Carolina doesn’t have lithium deposits.


19 posted on 07/31/2014 9:29:31 PM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: GeronL

That show was hilarious. I loved it. Sometimes there is truth in exaggeration.


20 posted on 07/31/2014 10:15:44 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: redreno

Elon Musk seems like a Bond villain to me. I wouldn’t be surprised to see his whole house of cards collapse in a flood of defrauded investors.


21 posted on 07/31/2014 11:11:29 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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