View Full Version : New HQ and Powertrain Facility in Palo Alto
Separate from the sedan factory
Tesla to move into Stanford park? - Triangle Business Journal: (http://triangle.bizjournals.com/triangle/othercities/sanjose/stories/2009/08/17/daily23.html)
That is a nice location, and 350,000 square feet?! Lots of space.
08-18-2009, 05:26 AM
The Associated Press: Tesla to open power train plant in Palo Alto (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gi-0dPB7q1hOHPH7pe3neDbAWLFgD9A59A101)
PALO ALTO, Calif. — Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it will open a new power train production facility in Palo Alto, Calif., helped in part by a recent award of government loans.
The company says the facility will build components for its vehicles and other automakers. The complex will also house its corporate headquarters and will employ roughly 350 people with space for up to 650.
Tesla moving headquarters and powertrain operations to Palo Alto - San Jose Mercury News (http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_13146859?nclick_check=1)
Tesla Motors may move into Agilent space (http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2009/08/17/daily12.html)
Electric car company Tesla Motors Inc. may be looking to lease 350,000 square feet of property once occupied by Agilent Technologies in Palo Alto, sources say.
Commercial real estate industry sources report that a deal was signed with Stanford Research Park for the building at 3500 Deer Creek Road in Palo Alto within the past 10 days. Jim Beeger, a broker with Colliers International, said Stanford Research Park had planned to tear down the structure which Tesla is moving into.
A block away from EPRI (http://epri.com)...
And Better Place (http://www.betterplace.com/company/contact-us/)...
Tesla DOE Loan Project #1: New Powertrain Facility at Stanfordís Old HP Site (http://earth2tech.com/2009/08/18/tesla-doe-loan-project-1-new-powertrain-facility-at-stanfords-old-hp-site/)
Tesla keeps it local, plans powertrain plant for Stanford Research Park | VentureBeat (http://green.venturebeat.com/2009/08/18/tesla-keeps-it-local-plans-powertrain-plant-for-stanford-research-park/)
They should build a track in them thar' hills.
08-18-2009, 09:26 PM
I was thinking the same thing (track) last night when the news broke about PA site. Don't know if possible but Stanford owns everything up there.
Palo Alto lands Tesla powertrain factory - SFGate.com (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/18/BUPB19A8KU.DTL)
08-19-2009, 12:48 AM
They should build a track in them thar' hills.
They did, it's called the 280 at 2am... :tongue:
Now if they take over the defunct auto dealership (formerly Ford/Volvo) down the street at El Camino (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=4190+El+Camino+Real,+Palo+Alto,+CA+94306-4008&sll=37.410944,-122.124466&sspn=0.013686,0.030963&gl=us&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=17&iwloc=A) everything will be close by. (The current Menlo Park facility was supposedly a somewhat short lease in the first place).
Word on the street is that the Stanford Research Park at Palo Alto is the new home for Tesla's HQ and powertrain building facility.
Full story at autoblog green: Tesla moving HQ, building powertrain plant in Palo Alto — Autoblog Green (http://green.autoblog.com/2009/08/18/tesla-moving-hq-building-powertrain-plant-in-palo-alto/)
08-19-2009, 10:28 AM
Maybe they can convince PA to finally fix up Deer Creek and Arastradero? I ride there less these days due to the condition of those roads...
And Page Mill is not the best way to drive up to Skyline. (It's a great bike descent, though).
Almanac : Menlo Park tried to land Tesla headquarters (http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=4699)
When Tesla Motors announced Aug. 18 that it plans to relocate its headquarters from San Carlos to Palo Alto later this year, several Menlo Park residents asked whether their city made a push for the electric car maker, which has a showroom in Menlo Park.
It did, said Dave Johnson, the city's business development manager, responding in an e-mail to one such query. Menlo Park tried to steer the automaker to a 22-acre site owned by General Motors, which had at one point planned to build an auto mall there, he said.
12-14-2009, 05:04 PM
After your pic of the new location.... where does Tesla Motors stand today with the site? Are there any signs of progress? Has anyone confirmed shipment into the location? and finally why the long pause????
(sample illustration of employee parking 6 months after the IPO!)
05-20-2010, 08:55 PM
What's the latest on the progress of the new HQ and Powertrain Facility???
09-06-2010, 02:12 PM
Does anyone know if TM has completed the build out of the new HQ offices and Battery manufacturing plant? Are there any new pictures?
10-03-2010, 06:45 PM
From way back in July:
(photo: Steve Jurvetson)
And check these too:
Rare Tesla Factory tour reveals new battery pack (http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_16271648?nclick_check=1)
Model S battery pack:
A key metric for batteries is "energy density," which refers to the acceleration and range the batteries can provide. Tesla claims the energy density of the Model S battery pack will exceed 135 watt-hours per kilogram.
10-07-2010, 05:21 AM
If you're having trouble with the link, try this (http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_16271648).
10-08-2010, 08:31 AM
Nice pictures.... I noticed how clean and bright the work space appears to be in the photos. Where's my desk??? :)
...employees are all dressed in Tesla-wear...
The show ultimate factories does a lot of auto plants. The european plant workers all wear uniforms.From Ferrair to volkswagon.
US plants like Corvette and Camero have the US workers wearing "whatever".
This is an old, dated article, but still somewhat interesting:
Tesla Opens Rs Flat Battery - AutoObserver (http://www.autoobserver.com/2010/10/tesla-opens-rd-labs-and-test-shops-to-reporters-unveils-model-ss-flat-battery.html)
03-08-2012, 10:27 AM
Slightly off topic, but I saw this in my stream of food truck tweets:
The @teslamotors HR team enjoying @sataysfied care of @betterworks Instagram (http://instagr.am/p/H5GuYCOAlx/)