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California courts Tesla for battery factory
California courts Tesla for battery factory

California is back on the map as a potential site for Tesla Motors' proposed battery factory but remains a long shot, the electric car company's Chief Executive Elon Musk said Wednesday. Musk said the automaker is working through a number of issues with Gov. Jerry Brown's staff but fears the company would not get the various environmental and other permits in time to get the factory built and running quickly. Tesla, which has been hampered by a constrained supply of batteries for its electric cars, needs to have the so-called gigafactory in production by 2017, about the time that it plans to launch a lower-priced model that will sell for around $40,000. Its current...

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