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CA Grants Tesla $10M to Build Model X

Discussion in 'Model X' started by bonnie, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    California Grants Tesla $10 Million To Build The Model X Electric SUV - Forbes

    (Way to go, Mike Taylor and Tesla!)
     
  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    So maybe this will help accelerate a bit :)
     
  3. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Hope so! I would like to get by end of 2013 (like, say, on my birthday), but more likely it will be mid-2014 when I see my vehicle.
     
  4. PopSmith

    PopSmith Saving for a Model 3

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    That would be great if this speeds up Model X development, even if it doesn't it's nice to see Tesla getting grants for their work.
     
  5. Doug_G

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    $10 million is nice and all, but it's really pocket change in this context. This is more for PR than anything.
     
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    The "Deliveries Begin in 2014" at the top of the Model X section of TM's site supports what you suspect.
     
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    #7 vfx, Oct 10, 2012
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    Others too.

    Tesla Motors getting $10M from California Energy Commission | Sustainable Business Oregon

     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Sig 1 will probably be in 2013. All the rest will be in 2014 is my guess:smile: Hope you get your car at the end of next year. That would be great considering the wait.
     
  10. bonnie

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    Nah, they won't just do Sig 1 and not Sig 2!
     
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    Didn't I read somewhere that they would double the grant if TM could deliver the first 2 sigs before 2014 and triple it if they delivered by bonnie's bday?
     
  12. bonnie

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    :)

    (My birthday is near the end of December, so tripling it should be easy to do.)
     
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    #13 tdelta1000, Oct 18, 2012
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    The vote of confidence is good for Tesla Motors but my question is how will TM move forward with the Model X grant? I would like to see TM create a California edition of the X with special badging or color honoring California's commitment to the Model X and TM.
     
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    Great idea; here's a picture of California's official flower the California Golden Poppy. Seen a few high end cars painted in this color.

    california golden poppy flower.jpg
     
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    As one of the minority of people in California that pays taxes - I wish the state had kept the money in our pocket instead of someone else's pocket. Early next month we vote on weather to increase taxes (only a temporary tax increase :scared:) because the state is "a little short".
     
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    > be mid-2014 when I see my (ModelX). [bonnie1194]

    ModelX . . so big . . hmmm . . Oh! I see it now, you can carry your Roadster around in the back. That does make sense.:smile:
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    Bloomberg: Tesla Gets $10 Million California Grant for Electric SUV

    From Bloomberg, 11 Oct 2012 22:11:22
    Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA), the maker of electric cars led by Elon Musk, received a $10 million grant from California to buy assembly equipment and add 500 workers to build a rechargeable sport-utility vehicle in the state.


    Tesla Gets $10 Million California Grant for Electric SUV - Bloomberg
     

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