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Tucson Wants Tesla Gigafactory, Gives Formal Proposal To Electric-Car Maker

Tesla Motors recently announced plans for a battery “Gigafactory,” which is to provide enough lithium-ion cells to allow it to build a projected 500,000 electric cars per year by 2020.

That would require far more cells in its preferred format than last year’s entire global production, hence the need for a massive U.S. factory.

The question is: Where will it be located?

MORE: Tesla’s Lithium-Ion Battery Gigafactory: What You Need To Know

While Tesla named several four states–Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas–one of them is now actively and publicly petitioning the automaker.



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