Tesla opens the door – a crack

The building was completed two years ago and Tesla and its partners at Panasonic have been producing solar roofing materials since last year, but only this week did the company allow the press in for a peek. And only a bit of one.

Jim Heaney told Scott Levin of WGRZ that the blatant attempt to spin is the way Tesla has dealt with the press and public since Gov. Andrew Cuomo invested $750 million in state tax dollars to build and equip the plant.

Left unanswered by the dog-and-pony show: the quality of jobs being created, how much space is going unused in the sprawling 1.2 million square foot plant, and why the factory has not produced the spin-off development promised by the governor.