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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, left, and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval shake hands following a press conference where Nevada was announced as the new site for a $5 billion car battery gigafactory, at the Capitol in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
Sep 5, 2014

Tesla CEO: ‘Nevada is it;’ $1.3B package offered

The Biggest Little City in the World is about to get a new neighbor: the biggest lithium battery factory in the world that Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval asserted will create more than 22,000 new jobs and pump $100 billion into the state's economy over the next 20 years.

Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 14, 2014

Brewer signs manufacturer tax cut law

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill that eliminates sales taxes on electricity and natural gas purchased by manufacturers and mining smelters, a move she said was needed to make the state more attractive to large businesses.

Customers check out a new Tesla all electric car, Monday, March 17, 2014, at a Tesla showroom inside the Kenwood Towne Centre in Cincinnati. Ohio auto dealers are sparring at the Statehouse with the California-based Tesla, which is selling it's next generation electric cars from three Ohio storefronts. Lawmakers in Ohio and other states are trying to block Tesla direct sales on grounds they undercut traditional auto dealerships. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
Mar 19, 2014

Arizona bill would allow Tesla to skip dealers

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors would be allowed to sell cars in Arizona without establishing a dealer network under a bill approved by a state Senate committee Wednesday.

Jan 25, 2010

Environmental group: Plug-in cars key to cleaning Arizona’s air

SCOTTSDALE - Plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles can help clear Arizona's air, and the benefits will increase with more on the road and with utilities developing renewable energy sources, leaders of an environmental group said Jan. 21.