Friday, March 28, 2014
Tesla Puts San Antonio Back On Short List For Gigafactory
San Antonio has gotten itself back on a possible list of locations for electric car maker Tesla Motors new "gigafactory"--its plans to build an enormous, solar powered factory somewhere in the nation to develop its new generation of electric cars. According to the San Antonio Express-News, Tesla has been holding secret meetings with San Antonio mayor Julian Castro. Tesla has also been looking at possible locations in Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona. Texas has been seen trailing the pack in bids for the factory, because the state currently prohibits Tesla Motors from selling its automobiles in the state, due to its use of direct sales to consumers. Tesla's factory is expected to create as many as 6,500 jobs.