Tesla Motors builds cars in Silicon Valley

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By John Oram in California @ September 18, 2008 12:50 AM

Not far the Computer History Museum. Motors confirmed on Wednesday are building a $250 million facility to manufacture a zero-emission sedan in the heart of Silicon

San Jose California Mayor Reed said that will locate the new manufacturing for its electric cars on an 89-acre near the San Jose Water Control Plant. The proposed line is projected to begin electric sedans in late and will employ about people when it is fully

Tesla plans to build was originally code-named the WhiteStar and now as the Model S, a 4-door, 5-passenger which will be introduced as a model. The Model S is estimated to get 225 on a single charge and to cost $60,000 (USD). The Model S use a variant of their Roadster’s all powertrain, which is the first built by Tesla.

It’s to make about 280 hp (SAE) and 280 of torque.

Previously it had been announced Tesla’s sedan manufacturing was planned for Albuquerque, New Mexico. a thorough review of the program, decided that it would be advantageous to build manufacturing close to the engineering and research and functions in Tesla’s San Carlos Tesla’s battery pack, a component of its existing Tesla is currently manufactured in California.

assembly of the Tesla Roadster is in California right now.

Schwarzenegger and the State of California made it clear that wanted to keep Tesla in California. The California Alternative and Advanced Transportation Financing (CAEATFA), approved a new program exempts new zero emission (ZEV) manufacturers from sales and use tax on the purchase of manufacturing and will encourage ZEV manufacturing in Tesla will also be for at least $1 million in Employment Panel Workforce Development to train employees.

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Tesla Motors has secured million in private-equity financing, and the government has come forward $150 million in loan

Tesla Motors has facilities in next door to Lotus in Hethel, England, which are for design of the Tesla Roadster. The Roadster chassis sub-assembly is being assembled by Lotus. The all electric powertrain and final are done at Tesla’s San Carlos, CA,

In early July, there several photos of a Dodge wagon “mule” which was to have the Tesla Roadster drivetrain. Tesla did not confirm or the existence of that vehicle. were also photos of a new sport sedan design by of England. Many auto experts attribute that to being the prototype of Tesla’s S.

The Tesla manufacturing plant comes a day after General unveiled the production version of its electric vehicle, the Chevrolet which also is due out in late The Volt will be in the $40,000 range compared to the Tesla’s The Chevy Volt will a smaller electric motor, a battery, and a gasoline engine so it be a PHVC (Plug in Hybrid as we discussed in our June articles. X

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