Tesla secures permits for $15M in new construction near Reno

RENO — Tesla Motors has secured approval of necessary permits over the last month to do more than $15 million of new construction at the industrial park east of Reno where it’s building its $5 billion gigafactory.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Tuesday that Storey County approved the series of permits in late April and May, beginning with more than $9 million of concrete work that is expected to be completed in late October at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.

The contractor for that job is Phoenix-based Suntec Concrete, Inc.

More than 20 projects have been approved since grading of the location began last year.

The factory is expected to start making lithium batteries for its electric cars by next year.


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