Conservation groups say the Bureau of Land Management is reversing course on limiting drilling on a vast stretch of federal land.
Deal follows the scrapping of a proposed $1 billion plant in Nevada.
Faraday Future calls it a “shift in business strategy” as niche car makers face industry changes.
Officials call work stoppage a “temporary adjustment” to focus on concept car development.
Facility could nearly double the world’s production of lithium-ion batteries.
State has pledged up to $335 million worth of incentives for the project.
Union officials said work at Tesla’s gigafactory is increasingly being done by non-union, out-of-state crews.
Investment so far is $374 million, below the early prediction of $1 billion by the end of 2015.
Governor Sandoval calls special legislative session to approve incentives for Chinese –backed carmaker
Deal depends on state lawmakers’ approval of tax incentives that haven’t been publicly described
The sunflower’s sticky cousin is on the verge of being turned into diesel fuel, and someday could fuel jetliners.
Governor says gigafactory would generate up to $100 billion for state’s economy.
Nevada’s incentive package includes sales and tax abatements and tax credits for jobs and investment.
The “gigafactory” will bring the cost of batteries down by producing them on a huge scale.
The “gigafactory” will create an estimated 6,500 jobs.