Source: Tesla Motors
quote: According to Tesla, its new factory -- dubbed "Tesla Gigafactory" -- will be located in either Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico or Texas. Tesla is likely choosing among these Southwestern states because the factory will be largely powered by solar and wind power, and the Southwest has plenty of sunshine to feed the plant.
quote: Want those jobs? Let me sell my cars here.
quote: Tesla has a lot of showrooms across the US
quote: I know in Musk's mind everyone will just buy cars off the Internet, but that's just crazy talk. It's only working now because his current cars cater exclusively to the rich, they can afford to not be discerning.
quote: The public overwhelmingly wants to cut out the dealer
quote: I don't know a lot about the constitution (I didn't grow up here), but isn't this kind of trade restriction against its spirit?
quote: I guess by your logic we shouldn't have grocery stores either. Why am I "forced" to buy my food through a third party?
quote: In the meantime, I maintain the opinion that it's costing him sales. Without his cars being in dealerships, nation wide, he's losing visibility and public access to his vehicles.