San Jose Gives the Green Light for Electric Car Plant

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San Jose’s city council unanimously approved a plan to allow Tesla Motor’s 600,000 sq. ft. electric car manufacturing plant to be built on public land within the city. It fits right into the city’s environmental initiatives aimed at making San Jose “the center for clean-tech innovation”.

Tesla is developing an electric sedan which will be built in the future facility. The $60,000 car is expected to have a driving range of approximately 225 miles on one charge. Check out the company’s roadster (pictured here).

The council also approved mandatory green building standards for commercial projects greater than 25,000 square feet. Next year, new buildings will have to meet LEED “silver” standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Source: The Mercury News

Tag(s): Cars and Transportation, Green Building

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