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TESLA WILL BUILD CARS IN DOWNEY, ACCORDING TO DEPT OF ENERGY DOCUMENTS

CONCEPT VERSION OF TESLA MODEL S

FROM ERIC PIERCE / DOWNEY PATRIOT

Documents filed with the federal Department of Energy—and obtained by the Downey Patriot—reveal that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has every intention of building his company’s all-electric Model S in the city of Downey.

“It hasn’t yet been finalized,” Musk, still playing coy, told Auto News in an interview that the LBReport.com linked to this morning. “We’ve almost fully negotiated the deal, but it has not been signed yet.”

In that interview, Musk projected that he will announce the location of its Model S vehicle production plant “in the next several weeks.”

But in a draft environmental assessment submitted to the Department of Energy and dated February 2010, Tesla said it would lease land currently occupied by Downey Studios “for an initial term” of 11 years, with two 5-year options to extend the lease. READ THE ENTIRE STORY IN THE DOWNEY PATRIOT

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  1. May 16, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you “business friendly” Long Beach (I know some of our Council persons worked hard on this–this is not directed toward you). And then you have “the Pike”. And I constantly see empty retail space in this city. Do you think maybe you (city of LB) could be doing something wrong? How does LB think they can fill up all that new retail space in the proposed 2nd+PCH project? Answer is, like all these other “grand projects” they won’t. Sad.

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