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Tesla now considers 3-state approach to factory Tucson wants

Tesla Motors Inc., the electric-car maker led by Elon Musk, won’t decide until year end where to build a battery “gigafactory” even as it readies multiple plant sites, the billionaire clarified for investors.

June 03, 2014 6:11 pmLoading…

Tesla to name finalists for plant Tucson seeks

Tesla Motors Inc.’s Elon Musk says he is close to naming sites in at least two U.S. states for a planned battery “gigafactory” — which Tucson and Pima County have been vying for.

May 01, 2014 10:30 amLoading…
Video pitch to Tesla Motors: Tucson has the pioneers you need

Video pitch to Tesla Motors: Tucson has the pioneers you need

A new video about Tucson’s pioneering spirit has been created in the hopes of piquing the interest of Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am Video

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Bill allowing Tesla to sell cars directly to Arizonans advances

Bill allowing Tesla to sell cars directly to Arizonans advances

PHOENIX — Calling the approach and the product innovative, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to let Tesla Motors finally start selling their electric vehicles directly to Arizona consumers.

March 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson going after Tesla's 6,500 new jobs

The city of Tucson has made a formal proposal to become the home of a $5 billion “gigafactory” for lithium-ion batteries for electric cars.

March 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Steller: Why Ally Miller makes for good copy, and more politics

Steller: Why Ally Miller makes for good copy, and more politics

Why do we Tucson reporters love to cover Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller so much?

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Photos: From LA to San Francisco in 35 minutes on hyperloop

Photos: From LA to San Francisco in 35 minutes on hyperloop

Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk unveiled a transportation concept Monday that he said could whisk passengers the nearly 400 miles between Los Angeles and San Francisco in 35 minutes via hyperloop in half the time it takes an airplane. See drawings, maps and charts of his proposal.

August 13, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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SpaceX supply mission delayed after temporary glitch in orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A commercial craft carrying a ton of supplies for the International Space Station ran into thruster trouble shortly after liftoff Friday. Flight controllers managed to gain control, but were forced to delay its arrival at the orbiting lab.

March 01, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…

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