Tesla site expanded

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Tesla is increasing its Nevada land holdings sharply. The corporation's Storey County acreage for its battery plant has tripled to nearly 3,000 acres. A Tesla spokesperson said most of the new land is being used for solar arrays to power the plant.

“The land purchases, occurring in April and May, happened during a period when Tesla's finances already are strained by retooling its assembly plant in California for a new product, building fast-charging stations globally and constructing the battery plant,” the Journal reported.