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Motor Authority: Tesla To Build Model S Sedan Plant In Downey, California

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tesla-model-s_100179522_t.gif Regardless of what Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger may or may not have said between the lines to California assemblyman Tom Ammiano, his message is clear when it comes to Tesla Motors: a break on the sales tax on $320 million worth of equipment has enticed Tesla to build its new Model S sedan plant within the state's borders. The final selection of...

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This is awesome news for California!

California is interested in industry and jobs. This has to be one of the best things the government in California has done in the last 10 years.

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Cool - that entire region of Los Angeles (county) is very industrial and there's still a lot of manufacturing going on.

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I'm in love with Model S and it's great to know such a great car will be made in the US.

With Tesla, Fisker and Aptera, California could become the center for EV development in America and the world.

And who knows, maybe one day they'll become the Big 3.

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It's looking like the Model S will ride on a Mercedes platform, now that Daimler bought 10% of Tesla.

The Model S has the same wheelbase and profile of a CLS, and it shares some interior parts as well - window switches, steering column, steering wheel, etc.

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---BUMP-----

(I needed to stop seeing the "3 Tesla execs dead" on the last post header........)

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