• dee Posted: 11/24/2009 12:17pm PST

    Excellent. California is becoming the new Detroit while Canada is becoming the new Hollywood. Hopefully the auto industry will create as many millionaires as Hollywood did so the Golden State can get some of its luster back.

  • jim Beaker Posted: 11/24/2009 12:31pm PST

    nice :) so now we will see them giving us a car that is less then $120,000
    I wish I could buy some electric car around 25K.

  • Ocelot Will Posted: 11/24/2009 12:41pm PST

    Unless I've missed something, CA is not yet Detroit and likely never will be. There's a very long way between announcing what you're going to do & actually pumping cars out the end of the factory.
    Unless and until Tesla manages to do everything it's said it will, the only car plant in CA worth paying attention to is the NUMMI plant in Fremont. It's now owned solely by Toyota, which is struggling with its own internal issues.
    Oh, wait. NUMMI is being ... shut down. So CA won't have any car manufacturing at all left until Tesla supposedly starts building the car it hasn't finished designing, all just two years hence?
    Gee whiz. Uh huh. We will see. But I wouldn't bet against Dee-troyt just yet, son.

  • greedo Posted: 11/24/2009 1:19pm PST

    Hamburgers and Hybrids. A match made in heaven.

  • automaan Posted: 11/24/2009 1:51pm PST

    are there any teslas left in CO? what factory did they replace?

  • Limousine Liberal Posted: 11/24/2009 2:32pm PST

    Great news for California. Assuming the state with the most Tesla buyers will be California (for a very long time) so building it in Cali (and providing some great jobs) makes sense.

  • Fizz Posted: 11/25/2009 5:34am PST

    I am glad they are building cars in the US-but from where do the parts come?

  • Greg Posted: 11/25/2009 7:17am PST

    As the saying goes, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship...