Tesla Runs Off with Toyota, Leaving Downey at the Altar

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Governor Schwarzenegger is among those congratulating Tesla Motors for its decision to make electric cars in California.  Tesla has made a deal with Toyota to use a recently closed factory in Fremont, in the East San Francisco Bay Area. While it's great news for Fremont, it's a crushing disappointment here in Los Angeles County. The City of Downey spent a year negotiating with Tesla to operate in buildings where the Apollo spacecraft were built.  But the same day that Downey called a special City Council meeting to approve the Tesla deal, Tesla said it had other ideas.


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