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Published on May 15th, 2014 | by James Ayre


Tesla Expanding Into Second Facility In Lathrop, California — Now Hiring

May 15th, 2014 by  

Originally published on EV Obsession.

Tesla Hiring For Move Into 2nd Manufacturing Facility (via EV Obsession)

Tesla Motors is planning to expand into a second facility in California — in Lathrop, about 52 miles northeast of the Fremont facility — according to recent reports. The company has apparently already been granted building permits to modify a 431…

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  • Ali

    I like the idea of a car that you could have for many years, especially as my hybrid is hitting 11 years now. However, I think people will still replace the bodies, for new features like self-driving and attractive styling. We’d still be repainting them too.

    • J_JamesM

      People’s needs shift. One day you’re in a city car, the next a truck, and after that a minivan, and ultimately a luxury performance car.

    • Matt

      Yes but think of the impact on resell.

  • Offgridmanpolktn

    This is a different type of site that was used previously for accessories manufacture. Another news site put forth the possibility that this one will be where Tesla moves the manufacturing of their parts, a lot of which is done in house. Opening up the Nummi site for another line to assemble the model X and hopefully the soon to come economy model.

    • That’s exactly what I think this move involves. Free up the NUMMI plant for final assembly only.

  • one.second

    What are they doing there? I thought only 20% of Nummi are used?

    • Thought it was up to 50%.

      • Shiggity

        My best guess is that it’s a prep facility for the Gigafactory.

    • Bob_Wallace

      Tesla is aiming at going big. They are going to need a lot of manufacturing space. On multiple continents.

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