Channel 4 dispatched its reporter to Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center to find out about "Project Tiger" but Tesla declined to comment.
And as of late yesterday, construction at that site has closed down. No reason given.
Oops - I should have read the linked article - sounds like it is a construction pause, not shutdown.
You can also read about this at: www.transportevolved.com.
Interesting stories. I hope that it goes to Reno NV though. I think that is the best option for quick completion of the Gigafactory.
Reno is great. I would be very upset if the factory goes to one of the states that still does not allow direct Tesla sale.
More conjecture on this here:http://teslamondo.com/2014/07/25/2641-portofino-drive-continues-to-beguile/
I thought this thread was about Tiger Woods. My bad.
May give new meaning to putting a tiger in your tank...
@kmmcdonald, @2050project and Bighorn:
Thanks for the link! Great info and I also like their pictures:
Before Tesla Tiger, there was an Esso Tiger, remember?
Here's a much cuter Tesla Tiger:
F&P Construction website says it has worked with a dealership, Nissan. Hmm! Sure? Not Gigafactory?
Conspiracy Theories Abound--Musk: Encounter of the third kind
Let's try again on the sign posted at the construction site:
Ten days ago I was at a bar in Bridgeport, California talking to a carpenter from Reno. I asked him about this secret construction site east of Sparks (I did not recall the specific address.)
He said that he was going to work on it in a month or so, and that he was told that it was for Apple's cloud servers.
Now we may be talking about two different locations, or he could be misinformed, or I could have misunderstood.
Not trying to be a gossip-monger here, just relaying our discussion!
I remember it more like this:
I haven't seen it as much since the Exxon-Valdez disaster though...
"Put a tiger in your tank" - So they kill tigers and mix them in the gas? I suspect it's not the best way to sell a product.
That's only for the Chinese market.
Feverish seven-day, 84-hour work weeks with a promise of three to five years of work on the job.
3 million cubic yards of earth was removed.
Which now can accommodate a 5 million square foot building.
The project has reached a natural halting point.
It's now a layoff of 280 Jobs.