Tesla denies factory held up
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US electric-car maker Tesla Motors is denying reports that construction has been delayed on its gigafactory just out of Reno, Nevada.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), in an online job posting, says the project has been held up.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the delay is attributed to a change in design plans for the giant US$5 billion ($6.8 billion) factory that will produce lithium batteries for Tesla cars.
But Tesla spokeswoman Alexis Georgeson denies there’s a delay, saying the company’s plans are on schedule.
An IBEW representative declined comment, citing a non-disclosure agreement with Tesla.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk in September declared Nevada the winner of a high-stakes battle for the factory, which will mass-produce cheaper batteries for its next line of more affordable electric cars.