Tesla Motors Opens Fremont Plant

From left to right:  Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, State Senator Ellen Corbett and Tesla Vice President of Business Development Diarmuid O’Connell with the Model S sedan.

From left to right: Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, State Senator Ellen Corbett and Tesla Vice President of Business Development Diarmuid O’Connell with the Model S sedan.

Tesla Motors this week opened its new California factory for electric vehicles, where in collaboration with Toyota it has future plans for an all-electric SUV.

The new Tesla factory is where the company will make its second vehicle – the Model S electric sedan. In May, Tesla purchased what was formerly the NUMMI factory in Fremont. That factory, which previously built GM and Toyota vehicles, closed in April. Tesla’s revamping of the plant is supported by a U.S. Department of Energy loan guarantee.