|Tesla says decision on battery factory months away|
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RENO, Nev. — Electric car maker Tesla Motors said Thursday that it is preparing a site near Reno, Nevada, as a possible location for its new battery factory, but is still evaluating other sites.
Tesla said it broke ground on the Nevada site in June. It said further that a final decision on the location for the $5 billion factory will be made in the next few months. Tesla has dubbed the proposed facility the “gigafactory,” and says it could employ 6,500 people by 2020.
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