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Tesla looking at Long Beach and Downey for Model S electric vehicle plant

by Sebastian Blanco (RSS feed) on Aug 31st, 2009 at 7:55AM

The birthplace of the upcoming Tesla Model S will likely be one of two Southern California cities near/in Los Angeles: Long Beach or Downey. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk told the Long Beach Press-Telegram that the two sites in contention for the Model S' assembly and engineering plant are a former Boeing 717 plant and a former NASA production site. Each is around a million sq ft., which is about what Musk said Tesla requires and is why the five million sq ft, about-to-close NUMMI plant was not chosen. When the plant opens in late 2011, Musk said, it would employ between 1,000-1,200... Read More

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