Tesla gets tax break, hopes to open p...

Tesla gets tax break, hopes to open plant in Southern California

There are 7 comments on the Whittier Daily News story from Oct 29, 2009, titled Tesla gets tax break, hopes to open plant in Southern California. In it, Whittier Daily News reports that:

Tesla Motors will get tax credits that will allow it to expand its production of electric cars and create 1,400 jobs in California, State Treasurer Bill Lockyer announced Wednesday.

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frank lopez

Whittier, CA

#1 Oct 30, 2009
intresting to see this story and see were making progress in creating JOBSS, I also hope downey ca. is chosen for plant, blessing from san diego. frank l.
Dave

Wheaton, IL

#2 Oct 30, 2009
Now let's hope they are affordable for average folks.
Many Questions

Chino, CA

#3 Oct 30, 2009
Interesting, if helping business creates jobs and the economy, let's do it for all businesses!

Since: Apr 09

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#4 Oct 30, 2009
I hope they end up in Downey. Ill be the first lining up for a job. I havent worked in 3 years and i would LOVE a job.
just an allusion

Clarksville, TN

#5 Oct 31, 2009
So far, besides their introductory Tesla sports car, Tesla has the Model S, a high-end, high performance, luxury sedan that they're offering for $50K that surpasses offerings by other auto manufacturers in the same price range and even beyond.

http://www.teslamotors.com/models/index.php

The only other automobile manufacturer even in the running at this point, when it comes to providing this innovative technology, is Chrysler with their line of ENVI vehicles, of which they currently have four(4) to offer, that will likely be more so economically priced for the average consumer.

https://www.chryslergroupllc.com/en/innovatio...

Tesla, the harbingers of the future of automotive engineering.
just an allusion

Clarksville, TN

#6 Oct 31, 2009
The point that I'm getting at is that the government is more than willing to offer up "tax breaks" to ANY auto manufacturer willing to implement 'clean' technologies in the production and powering of their vehicles, which is why only Tesla and Chrysler have qualified for them so far, ergo, if the other automakers were to follow suit, they'd get similar tax breaks and be able to re-employ a good portion of the thousands of people they've laid off, thereby bringing jobs to the entire industry and even originating several new ones...Can you say STIMULUS?
Jimmy Jet

Playa Del Rey, CA

#7 Nov 1, 2009
i think the miles coda at 40k is a better deal than the tesla at 50k.

i think the nissan leaf may be the biggest seller, because of their name.

i think tesla is messing up big time, by stringing this deal around, and wasting time. they are already behind their competitors, in terms of time frames.

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