Tesla http://tpr.org en California State Lawmaker In Texas To Convince Tesla Cali Is Best Fit For "Gigafactory" http://tpr.org/post/california-state-lawmaker-texas-convince-tesla-cali-best-fit-gigafactory <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Much like Gov. Rick Perry’s many trips to California to convince companies to relocate their business to Texas, a California state lawmakers is doing the same here, asking the electric car manufacturer Tesla to build its "</span>gigafactory"<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in California rather than in Reno or San Antonio.</span></p><p>California state Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, said he’s not deterred by expert predictions that the electric car company will either build its gigafactory in Reno, Nevada or in San Antonio.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:24:13 +0000 Ryan Poppe 34280 at http://tpr.org The Source: San Antonio's Bid For Tesla http://tpr.org/post/source-san-antonios-bid-tesla <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was a secret meeting that every one heard about: </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Big wheels from Tesla having a sit down with local leaders.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The topic: The "</span>gigafactory"<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that everyone wants. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Private entreaties from CPS Energy also made public, the city may pull out all the stops to land the estimated</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> $5 billion-$6 billion deal.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:54:58 +0000 Paul Flahive 29000 at http://tpr.org The Source: San Antonio's Bid For Tesla Tesla Swings At Direct-Sale Bans As Bigger Fight Awaits http://tpr.org/post/tesla-swings-direct-sale-bans-bigger-fight-awaits Try to buy a Tesla in some states, and you may find yourself having to shop online. Texas and Arizona are among those that have banned direct sales of the electric vehicles. New Jersey may be next. Tesla intends to fight a ruling in the state that says it has to close its stores there by April 15.<p>These individual disputes could turn into bigger battles, as Tesla works on <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/27/283435192/any-way-its-measured-teslas-5b-gigafactory-is-huge">making cheaper</a>, more mainstream models.<p>The question isn't really about the cars themselves. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:51:44 +0000 editor 29812 at http://tpr.org Tesla Swings At Direct-Sale Bans As Bigger Fight Awaits Will Texas Law Keep Tesla From Building "Gigafactory"? http://tpr.org/post/will-texas-law-keep-tesla-building-gigafactory <div>Tesla Motors determines where it will manufacture the massive batteries that power their cars, and Texas is in the final four. But many question whether or not Texas’ regulations keeping the company from creating dealerships that can sell directly to consumers will also keep the company from bringing the 6500 high-paying jobs that this factory—the "Gigafactory," as they call it-- would promise.&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:48:42 +0000 Paul Flahive 28512 at http://tpr.org Will Texas Law Keep Tesla From Building "Gigafactory"? The Source: Tesla In Texas http://tpr.org/post/source-tesla-texas <p>Tesla's model S has been called the best car built in the United States by Motor Trend, Consumer Reports and others, but you can't buy a Tesla in Texas.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:50:58 +0000 Paul Flahive 28465 at http://tpr.org The Source: Tesla In Texas Dallas Lawmaker Makes Play To Land Tesla "Gigafactory" http://tpr.org/post/dallas-lawmaker-makes-play-land-tesla-gigafactory <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite some setbacks last legislative session, state Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, is hoping to persuade the owner of Tesla Motors to come to Texas for another business endeavor. W</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hile it might not be as sexy as being able to sell the luxury electric car, people need batteries to make them run.</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:16:12 +0000 Ryan Poppe 27634 at http://tpr.org Dallas Lawmaker Makes Play To Land Tesla "Gigafactory" Any Way It's Measured, Tesla's $5B 'Gigafactory' Is Huge http://tpr.org/post/any-way-its-measured-teslas-5b-gigafactory-huge Just how big a deal is the "<a href="http://www.teslamotors.com/sites/default/files/blog_attachments/gigafactory.pdf" target="_blank">gigafactory</a>" that Tesla Motors says it's going to build to make batteries for its electric cars?<p>-- It's projected to cost $5 billion between now and the year 2020. Tesla expects to invest about $2 billion. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:36:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 27453 at http://tpr.org Any Way It's Measured, Tesla's $5B 'Gigafactory' Is Huge Tesla Fights Auto Dealers On Direct Sales http://tpr.org/post/tesla-fights-auto-dealers-direct-sales The California-based electric car manufacturer Tesla is hitting a few roadblocks when it comes to pitching their vehicles to the public.<p>The company sells directly to consumers, much like how Apple sells its iPads straight from an Apple store. But auto dealers associations in a number of states say that&#8217;s against the law &#8212; Tesla needs to use a middle man, a franchise. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 03:14:32 +0000 editor 23269 at http://tpr.org Tesla Fights Auto Dealers On Direct Sales Tesla Slips From Pedestal That May Have Been Too High http://tpr.org/post/tesla-slips-pedestal-may-have-been-too-high Over the last year of so, Tesla motors has received some really good press. But this past week, it's been knocked off its pedestal.<p>"We're a country that likes to put things up on pedestals and then tear them down from pedestals. We do that with people, I think we do that with things," says Jack Nerad, an analyst with Kelley Blue Book.<p>The electric car company was downgraded by analysts on Tuesday and a video of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/03/228836808/teslas-stock-gets-burned-after-car-fire-and-downgrading">a Tesla Model S on fire</a> went viral. Sun, 06 Oct 2013 21:06:00 +0000 Sonari Glinton 19740 at http://tpr.org Tesla Slips From Pedestal That May Have Been Too High Tesla's Stock Gets Burned After Car Fire And Downgrading http://tpr.org/post/teslas-stock-gets-burned-after-car-fire-and-downgrading High-flying billionaire Elon Musk's Tesla Motors has seen its shares skid the past couple days because they've been downgraded by analysts and <a href="http://youtu.be/q0kjI08n4fg" target="_blank">because of a YouTube clip</a> showing one of the all-electric luxury cars engulfed in flames earlier this week.<p>Just before noon ET, a share of Tesla was trading around $169.50 — down about 6.5 percent for the day and $25 (13 percent) below its 52-week high of $194.50.<p>The downgrade by analysts from Baird Research, who shifted Tesla shares from a rating of likely to "outperform" to one of "neutra Thu, 03 Oct 2013 16:36:30 +0000 Mark Memmott 19577 at http://tpr.org Tesla's Stock Gets Burned After Car Fire And Downgrading