Before Tesla were sure they were going to use the old NUMMI plant in California as their main (and so far only) production facility, back in 2007, they signed an agreement with Rio Real Estate, for the building of a massive factory, in New Mexico.

Rio Real Estate were to build the facility and then lease it out to Tesla for $1.35-million per year, for a 10 year period. However, after reaching an agreement with Toyota for the NUMMI plant, Tesla seem to have forgotten about their past commitments.

We hope they resolve this peacefully, so that Tesla can still make the Model S, regardless of where that might take place. The Model S needs to be made, so that Tesla can make enough money to thoroughly develop their 3-Series rival, a car which promises to be much cheaper and more accessible than the Model S.

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By Andrei Nedelea