Might the corporate logo of the world's best known electric car maker one day grace the roof of the former "Home of the Boeing 717"? Despite sealed lips from officials, rumors abound that Tesla Motors has found a spot in Long Beach to build their all-electric Model "S". It seems 79 acres of prime real estate, formerly part of the Boeing presence in the city, are available and the automaker is in line ahead of movie studios, solar panel manufacturers and others. A deal to sell the site to Long Be
The bidding war is over, and Albuquerque, New Mexico is now officially the location of the new WhiteStar electric sedan factory. This location is not a complete surprise, as we reported two days ago, but I'm sure folks in North Carolina and elsewhere are disappointed.
digg_url = 'http://digg.com/tech_news/New_Mexico_official_reportedly_preparing_for_Tesla_to_open_factory'; A report in the Albuquerque Tribune says a PR official from the state's economic development office is drafting a news release announcing that Tesla will build its first plant in Albuquerque. Later the official said the state wouldn't release any news. Then came an official statement saying the state will not confirm or deny any discussions with any company for any relocation or expansio
The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that the first Silicon Valley based car-maker is close to selecting a location for a factory to build their second model (WhiteStar). By early March they are expected to choose between two sites with one being the East Bay city of Pittsburg. They are looking at all the usual issues that come with such a decision, such as labor costs, distance from suppliers and of course the single most important factor, the tax breaks they get from the local and state gove
Michigan may have received the nod for Tesla's new Technical Center, but the location of the factory where future Tesla models will be built remains unknown. According to the Greensboro News-Record in North Carolina, the town of Alamance has been offering itself up like a, well, like a place ready for Tesla. But Tesla Motors CEO Martin Eberhard won't tell where the plant will be, only that California, New Mexico and Arizona are the current frontrunners. Wherever this plant sets up shop, it'll ma