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Huge Tesla/NUMMI Rumor

Tesla and Toyota are going to make a major announcement this afternoon about building cars in California. That has Fremont officials calling the governor’s office trying to find out if that car production is slated for the NUMMI plant.

Mayor Wasserman said the city hasn’t gotten any answers yet. City staffers have said the same thing.

Here’s the blurb from the Chronicle:

Toyota, Tesla teaming up in California, governor says

Thursday, May 20, 2010

(05-20) 12:34 PDT Sacramento

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said today that Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors Inc., will partner with Toyota to build electric cars in California.

The governor is scheduled to attend a “major announcement” with Tesla executives later this afternoon but said at an unrelated event at Google earlier today that the two companies would begin working together.

Matt Artz