September 18, 2008 |
Tesla Motors Inc., aiming to be the first high-volume maker of electric cars, plans to build a $250-million plant to produce sedans in San Jose and move its headquarters to the same facility. The factory initially will employ about 1,000 people and be able to produce 15,000 cars a year when it opens in late 2010, Chief Executive Ze'ev Drori said Wednesday. Construction costs will be more than $100 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1989
Your article and headline "Car Theft Project Foes Pay $29,000 to Assemblymen Who Killed Bill" (Dec. 5) raise serious questions about your diligence and fairness. The headline immediately leaves the readers with the impression that the 52 assemblymen who sided with our point of view were corrupted by a political contribution of $29,000. What's more, on a number of occasions we have informed you that our position and views reflect the opinions of the Vehicle Security Assn., which as you know is a national organization representing manufacturers, distributors, dealers and installers.
August 26, 1988 |
A bill that would establish a $1-million pilot program in Los Angeles County to test a high-tech system for tracking stolen cars has triggered an intense lobbying fight between law enforcement agencies pushing for passage and critics who say the measure is a special-interest proposal. The bill by Sen. Ed Davis (R-Valencia) sailed through the Senate on a 33-0 vote in June.
January 14, 2009 |
Tesla, the San Carlos, Calif.-based electric car company, said Tuesday that it had been selected to provide the batteries and chargers for Daimler's Smart EV electric car and would deliver 1,000 of the batteries this year and next. "Daimler just gave me permission this morning to announce the news," said Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, best known as the co-founder of PayPal.
April 15, 1999 |
This event is as much Toyota's as it is the city of Long Beach's. --Chris Pook, founder, Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. * Twenty-five years ago, Toyota was ready to introduce the second-generation Celica in the U.S. When word got out that Chris Pook was going to try putting on a car race through the streets of Long Beach, it piqued the interest of John Cabe, a young man running the parts department for his father's Toyota dealership.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1989 |
A controversial homing device system that Los Angeles police hope will help curb an ever-growing car theft epidemic was endorsed Tuesday by two important City Council committees. Backing for the system came over strong objections by several auto alarm dealers that the action would give the manufacturer, LoJack Corp. of Braintree, Mass., a city monopoly based on an ineffective system.