San Jose authorizes Tesla negotiations

August 19, 2008 7:47:49 PM PDT
In San Jose Tuesday, the city council authorized its staff to negotiate with Tesla Motors on a site for building its electric cars.

Tesla opened a showroom in Menlo Park recently and now wants to build a facility for research and development somewhere in the Bay Area.

Possible locations in San Jose include buffer lands near the water pollution control plant and other privately held sites.