“The spaces that were available at the time we were performing our real estate search did not align with our needs,” Prowse said. “The property we are leasing out is in line with what we are hoping to move forward with and not extremely different from any other location around the globe.”
While Tesla will be several miles away, the council also asked about the collection of sales taxes, especially since many Tesla customers order online. Prowse said it depends on the city where the car is registered as to who collects those taxes.
Regardless, Bill Hofman of Hofman Engineering and Planning, who is working with Tesla on the specific plan, said the company is an ideal fit for the city.
“Tesla is the epitome of a clean and environmentally sensitive use and will have a very low ecological footprint,” he said. “It’s in perfect harmony with the city’s and state’s goal of lowering carbon emissions into the air.”
According to a recent report from Bloomberg, Tesla is could set a company record for vehicles delivered in the second quarter, with estimates between 90,000 to 100,000.