Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tesla Details Downey Plant
High flying electric car vehicle firm Tesla Motors has submitted plans to the Department of Energy for a plant in Downey, at the site of the current Downey Studios, according to documents obtained by the Downey Patriot. According to the documents, Tesla is set to lease the land for 11 years, with two 5-year options to extend the lease. The report says Tesla is intending to build its Model S at the location. Tesla has so far been mum on the official selection of its manufacturing location, however, Downey has been one of a number of Southern California cities competing for the plant.