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From: Sr K10/6/2017 1:12:02 AM
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Elon Musk says that, if given the green light, he can power Puerto Rico

Published: Oct 5, 2017 11:44 p.m. ET

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From: Sr K10/6/2017 1:23:46 AM
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Exclusive: Tesla leases two big Fremont office buildings where 1,000 could work

By GEORGE AVALOS | | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: October 5, 2017 at 2:19 pm | UPDATED: October 5, 2017 at 5:07 pm

caption: Tesla has begun a major renovation of two office buildings in Fremont on Dumbarton Circle that the electric vehicle maker has leased. In a big expansion that could bring several hundred workers into Fremont, Tesla has leased two large office buildings in a section of Fremont that’s perched near the access roads for the Dumbarton Bridge.

FREMONT — In a big expansion that potentially could bring 1,000 or more workers into Fremont, Tesla has leased two large office buildings in an area perched near the access roads for the Dumbarton Bridge.

The maker of electric vehicles has leased offices at 6800 Dumbarton Circle and 6900 Dumbarton Circle in Fremont, according to public documents filed with the Alameda County Recorder’s Office. The buildings are owned by development firm Peery Arrillaga.

The county records show that Tesla is the tenant in two buildings that together total roughly 230,000 square feet.

The building at 6800 Dumbarton Circle totals about 116,000 square feet, according to brochures posted on one of the Peery Arrillaga property websites. The 6900 Dumbarton Circle office building totals 114,000 square feet, the Peery Arrillaga website shows. The county documents also were posted on the entry doors of each of the buildings.

Palo Alto-based Tesla builds electric vehicles at a large auto factory in Fremont, and the buildings the company has leased are located between Tesla’s Peninsula headquarters and the company’s East Bay vehicle factory.

Based on typical zoning and planning regulations, potentially 1,000 or more people could work in the two buildings combined. The 116,000-square-foot building could accommodate 580 workers and the 113,000-square-foot building could house 570 employees.

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“Improvements are to be constructed on the premises,” the county records stated, referring to work planned for both office buildings. The documents, filed in Alameda County on Sept. 19, stated, “The name of the lessee (tenant) of said premises is Tesla Inc. and the name of the party who contracted for the work is Tesla.”

Fremont officials in recent years changed the density rules for an array of sites in the Ardenwood area, to lure companies that might want to occupy top-notch offices between their Silicon Valley or Peninsula operations and the labor pools in the East Bay and Central Valley.

“That would allow Fremont to be able to better compete with Class A buildings for the surge of expansion that we saw spilling over from the Peninsula,” said Kelly Kline, Fremont’s economic development director. “Ardenwood is an attractive place to accommodate these office needs.”

Kline didn’t want to comment directly about the Tesla deal with Peery Arrillaga, but indicated she believes Fremont is a logical place for the automaker to expand.

“We are aware that Tesla has been in the market for substantial office needs beyond their Palo Alto headquarters,” Kline said. “We’re very hopeful that Fremont would be a strong contender for that requirement.”

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From: Eric10/6/2017 7:15:12 AM
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Teslanomics Compares Tesla Model 3 To Competitors – Video

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To: Sr K who wrote (2154)10/6/2017 7:21:02 AM
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And with no moving parts or pollution!

Just PV's.


But... there is also the possibility of a lot of wind based generation too.

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From: Eric10/6/2017 7:44:53 AM
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EVs and storage: Lithium’s wild ride and why it will be bigger than LNG

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From: Sr K10/6/2017 1:11:27 PM
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TSLA is squeezing the shorts, after it broke through 355.00.

Just guessing, it was news coverage of a Tesla team going to Puerto Rico to explore how Tesla Energy and Power Walls and storage can be part of a rebuilding and improvement effort.

Latest, 356.90.
edit 357.30

edit 358.20

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To: Sr K who wrote (2159)10/6/2017 2:00:07 PM
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Kuddos to Elon. He has the “fine art” of promotion down to a science but with everything happening in the EV market, he has a quickly closing window to move from promotional to commercially viable.

All the big guys are chewing on his heels. How fast can he run?

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From: Glenn Petersen10/7/2017 9:49:52 AM
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Musk delays Tesla Semi unveil to focus on Model 3, Puerto Rico

Supplying power to devastated regions comes as new car faces production problems

by Zac Estrada @zacestrada
The Verge
Oct 6, 2017, 5:04pm EDT

Tesla admittedly went into fall with a lot on the to-do list, but CEO Elon Musk, who also runs SpaceX and SolarCity, may be rearranging plans in order to keep everything in order. Musk tweeted Friday the Tesla Semi truck unveiling, once planned for October 26th, would now take place November 16th.

The Semi timing was shuffled, Musk said, in part to get production of the Tesla Model 3 back on schedule. Last week, the company admitted “production bottlenecks” meant only 260 Model 3s had been built so far, off of the 1,500 target. However, there’s also another reason — Musk may be gearing up to have Tesla help Puerto Rico, still devastated by Hurricane Maria, restore power to the island:

“It is important to emphasize that there are no fundamental issues with the Model 3 production or supply chain,” Tesla said in a statement earlier this week. “We understand what needs to be fixed and we are confident of addressing the manufacturing bottleneck issues in the near-term.”

Minutes before the Tesla Semi announcement, the Wall Street Journal on Friday afternoon reported some Model 3 body panels were still being shaped by hand last month, as the vehicle’s production line was still not ready to produce the targeted number of vehicles. In statements to investors, Musk has been adamant about getting the quality of the Model 3 right at launch, learning from the complex and troubled Model X launch in 2015.

In a subsequent tweet Friday, Musk admitted no problems with the Semi project, despite its unveiling being pushed from September to October, and now, to November.

After Musk tweeted he was willing to help rebuild Puerto Rico’s devastated power grid with solar energy, the island’s governor replied, “Let’s talk.” While Musk’s comments seemed vague this morning, his later statements may indicate there are bigger plans for hurricane-affected areas, similar to the company’s current initiative to use Tesla’s battery-making capabilities to Australia with its power grid. But for Tesla, getting the Model 3 out to reservation holders soon is a must. That may mean the Semi may have to wait.

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To: kidl who wrote (2160)10/7/2017 11:35:40 AM
From: Eric
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He is running a heck of a lot faster than the competition.

In fact he doesn't have any serious competition yet with the S and X let alone the Roadster years and years ago.

Again it's all about the battery cells....

Maybe in three to five years.

A lot of "if's" for his competition.

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To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (2161)10/7/2017 5:30:59 PM
From: Sr K
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Who's Zac Estrada?

That story has multiple errors. Musk and Tesla need to negotiate with PREPA and some creditor groups. This may happen fast, 8 days is my guess (by a week from Monday).

Learning from the Australia commitment, Musk knows production capacity to deliver is a component of a "best" deal. That is worth waiting 3 weeks for (October 26 to November 16), and it's part of the negotiation with Puerto Rico.

One party at the table is the U.S. Congress, and Trump who spoke off the cuff and will be cooler in the next days. If I were Musk, I'd get something from the U. S. Congress for saving the U.S. from the maximum giveaways that Trump (almost) and some in Congress are prepared to pay.

Nitpicks: production was 280 and deliveries was 260.

Solar City is 100% owned by Tesla. (I'll check if there are "minority interests".) The exaggeration in a hatchet job was to make it seem like Musk "also runs SpaceX and Solar City".

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