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California = Tesla + Toyota

Discussion in 'News' started by Albern, May 20, 2010.

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  1. Albern

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    #1 Albern, May 20, 2010
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    Just posted this in the Model S factory thread but figured it might be worthwhile to start another since the news might be unrelated to Model S.

    BREAKING: Governator says Tesla teaming up with Toyota in Cali - Autoblog.com
     
  2. doug

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    Well I guess we'll get all the details at 5pm. But I'm hearing that Tesla will be buying NUMMI from Toyota.
     
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    "...after opening its coffers to the struggling EV manufacturer back in May of 2009...."

    What's up with the "struggling" bit? :smile:

    Yup, this sounds interesting. Looking forward to the announcement! NUMMI is right in my backyard but, is definitely overkill for the Model S. (Unless the 2014+ Roadster is also in the picture as well as a Model S Lite!)
     
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    NUMMI? Why.... when they get Downey for nothing, practically? There doesn't seem a good technology advantage for either...this seems an odd couple.
     
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    Dang spell check....NUMMI, not mummies
     
  6. doug

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    Yeah, it's strange to me too. Tesla must be getting a great deal.
     
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    haha love the first comment:

     
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    If Toyota's going to be in on Tesla's manufacturing side...as far as I'm concerned there's nobody better to be partnering with.
     
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    Gotta say, we've sort of been here before.


    Interesting if they do get into bed with Toyota for the manufacturing. I guess that means ripping up the current Model S platform design. However, we Mercedes getting into bed with Renault-Nissan, and bringing onboard their own battery JV for other EVs, I think this could work out better for Tesla in the long run.
     
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    Maybe it just got cancelled..?
     
  13. doug

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    Tesla to build electric vehicles with Toyota at NUMMI plant - VentureBeat

    Bluestar as well as an investment from Toyota.
     
  14. doug

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    Remember also that the new VP of Manufacturing is from Toyota.
     
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    Franz! please please please.
     
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    Does anybody know if and where the 5 pm Pacific Time presser will be streamed online?
     
  17. doug

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    Yes, you should be able to see it here: http://gov.ca.gov/

     
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    Nothing useful from Jalopnik, but I like their logo:
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    Nothing new from ABG, but I love this comment:
     
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    #20 AnOutsider, May 20, 2010
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    oh no... That will make 3 cars from Tesla, all with different design cues? Roadster from Lotus, Model S in house, bluestar Toyota?

    Say it ain't so... that's not how you build a brand

    *edit*

    This hints that bluestar and whatever the joint vehicle is will be two separate entities.
     

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