Tesla http://www.kplu.org en Washington Secretly Competed For Tesla ‘Gigafactory,' State Officials Confirm http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-secretly-competed-tesla-gigafactory-state-officials-confirm <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/160175871&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Washington state competed to become the location for a massive battery factory for Tesla electric cars, state officials confirmed Thursday as media outlets reported&nbsp;Tesla broke ground near Reno, Nevada.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:25:11 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17870 at http://www.kplu.org Washington Secretly Competed For Tesla ‘Gigafactory,' State Officials Confirm Tesla CEO Says Fire Caused by Impaled Battery http://www.kplu.org/post/tesla-ceo-says-fire-caused-impaled-battery <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">The CEO of electric car company Tesla says a battery that caught fire in a Tesla vehicle was apparently impaled by a metal object.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Elon Musk wrote in a blog post Friday that fires are more common in conventional gas-powered vehicles. It&#39;s safer to power a car with a battery, Musk wrote.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:32:51 +0000 The Associated Press 10281 at http://www.kplu.org Tesla CEO Says Fire Caused by Impaled Battery