California’s San Joaquin County A Frontrunner For Tesla Gigafactory?

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 8

San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County

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Location Of San Joaquin County

It sure would be swell if Tesla would just announced the giga factory site.  If the automaker did that, then we wouldn’t be covering all of this speculation:

“…some experts are giving San Joaquin County the edge in the competition.”

The edge in the competition of being called home to the Tesla battery giga factory, that is.

According to Capitol Public Radio:

“Tesla has already begun work on a manufacturing plant in the San Joaquin County city of Lathrop which will employ 100 people.”

“The electric car maker is still looking for a site for its battery plant that would employ 6,500 and experts say San Joaquin County could be a good fit.”

San Joaquin Partnership President Mike Ammann note that Tesla’s main manufacturing facility is only one hour away from San Joaquin County, making it ideal for Tesla to construct the giga factory there.  Ammann adds:

“There is no better distribution center in Northern California than San Joaquin USA and we can move things internationally, there’s company after company that locates here simply because of the logistics.”

Additionally, Ammann says there’s more than enough available land for Tesla and that “60,000 commuters from San Joaquin County commute to jobs in the Bay Area and the Silicon Valley so the labor force is in place.”

So, will San Joaquin County be home to the Tesla giga factory?  Or will it be in Nevada?  Texas?  Sure would be swell if Tesla would let us all know.

Source: Capital Public Radio

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8 responses to "California’s San Joaquin County A Frontrunner For Tesla Gigafactory?"

  1. MDEV says:

    California corporate taxes has to be changed if they have any chance to compete with other states.

  2. Me says:

    How about the 500 million in tax breaks California is offering them?

  3. GSP says:

    Why would Tesla announce the site already? They are masters of free publicity, expertly applying their craft. 🙂

    GSP

    1. Rob Stark says:

      By the time Tesla announces the site just about every American than can afford a $35k car will know Tesla is making a compact all electric sedan in the USA for about $35k with a range of about 200 miles. 🙂

      1. TomArt says:

        Sheer genius!

  4. Taser54 says:

    Decision has to be made soon if Tesla is to meet it’s timeline for the Model III. It’s going to take 18 months at a minimum to build the plant and perhaps longer as they apparently have not hired a architect for the plant yet.

  5. ntam says:

    What if Tesla is actually going to build two Gigafactories!

  6. Ryan says:

    They need to get the battery equipment in country. Too bad they can’t find a large existing facility and skip having to build one. I’d just put it in the Tesla factory.

    Look up a company called “ClearSpan Fabric Structures”. If you want to put up a building FAST(~6 months); that’s one way to do it. There are others who make that style of building too.