So hey Tesla Motors – here is an interesting thought. The Concord Naval Weapons site is extremely close to the West Concord/Martinez BART station. The Warm Springs BART station, expected to open in late 2015, is about 1.5 miles from the Fremont Tesla factory.
So … if Tesla built the (or one of) Gigfactory(ies) at the Concord Naval Weapons site, you could lease the tracks from BART in the middle of the night, run special freight cars, and transfer the batteries from the Gigafactory almost entirely on BART trains (electric power) from the Concord plant to the Fremont factory.
Not only would this of course cut down carbon emissions, it would reduce transport times, make future Tesla’s even “greener” and the batteries could be stored at the battery plant and delivered just-in-time for assembly, reducing storage and capital costs.
And, as part of the deal to lease the tracks from BART, Tesla could offer to build Super Charger stations bundled with Solar City parking structures that generate power for the chargers, clean power for the stations and the trains; complete with Tesla battery back-up electricity storage.
What do you think Tesla Motors?