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invests $50 million in the venture. Downey officials say Tesla had it would put its factory there.

We are upset and betrayed. We can see why the public is so with corporate America, Downey City Councilman Guerra, adding that had told the city it would the lease for the Downey plant on

Tesla, based in Palo instead will make its in a factory that Toyota and Motors Co. formerly operated in

The investment from Toyota was a coup for Tesla, which has only 1,000 high-performance electric sports cars assembled in England. Tesla to start manufacturing a sports in 2012.

We look forward to learning and from Toyota’s legendary manufacturing and production expertise, Elon Musk, the company’s and chief executive.

The deal was out by Musk and Akio Toyoda, president and grandson of the Japanese founder.

By working together a venture business such as Toyota would like to from the challenging spirit, decision-making and flexibility that has. Decades ago, was also born as a venture Toyoda said in a statement.

has been on a campaign to reinvigorate the saying that its drive to in recent years sacrificed the to quality that previously Toyota. The company has recalled of autos in the past year for pedal and other safety and was fined a record $16.4 by federal safety regulators for not information about problems

The companies said they cooperate on the development of electric and parts as well as the production and engineering support. Toyota builds the Prius, the world’s hybrid vehicle.

Restarting the is a major achievement for California development officials and a rare for a state that many leaders say has become uncompetitive of more regulations and higher costs than other

I am thrilled with today’s and can’t wait to see what partnership brings next, Arnold Schwarzenegger said in a statement. What we are witnessing is a historic example of California’s to a cleaner, greener and more future.

Tesla previously considered its factory in Downey, Long and cities outside of California, but it it settled on the Fremont property of the amount of existing auto infrastructure that is still

It is a big loss. We really needed jobs, said Gerald the Downey city manager.

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did not disclose what it paid New Motor Manufacturing Inc. for the It purchased only the factory the company, a joint venture Toyota and GM, leaving NUMMI in control of a large parking lot and an parcel.


The auto plant closed in when a red Toyota Corolla, the of nearly 8 million vehicles there, rolled off the assembly The closure displaced about auto workers, many of were members of the United Workers union, and brought from national labor officials, community leaders and

When it reopens, the plant employ about 1,000 who will assemble Tesla’s S electric sedan, which about $57,400 (before a federal tax credit).

The Tesla helps cement California as a of independent electric automobile design and production, an industry some economists say could an important driver of economic and jobs in the state.

Coda Automotive, a Santa company, plans to assemble and sales of a four-door electric based on a Mitsubishi platform in Oxnard or Los Angeles next

Fisker Automotive Inc. is its engineering and sales center to its headquarters from Pontiac, creating as many as 100 jobs in the year. Fisker is working on the an $87,900 plug-in hybrid will be assembled in Finland, mostly U.S. parts.

electric carmaker BYD said month it would establish its headquarters in Los Angeles, creating 150 jobs over the next

Tesla is owned by Musk, a Inc. co-founder who made when he sold the online business in 2002. Musk started Tesla and Hawthorne-based Exploration Technologies Corp. is developing the Falcon 9 booster, a private rocket expected to its debut launch from Canaveral, Fla. in the next months.

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