Tesla con­sid­ers buy­ing closed GM fac­to­ries

The Fresno Bee - - Business -

Tesla Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Elon Musk told CBS’s “60 Min­utes” that he may be will­ing to buy some of the five fac­to­ries Gen­eral Mo­tors Co. will idle next year, mak­ing him the se­cond ri­val in two days to step up with pos­si­ble job-cre­at­ing moves as GM takes heat for cut­ting work­ers.

Musk made the state­ments in an in­ter­view with Les­ley Stahl that will air Sun­day.

GM CEO Mary Barra was in Wash­ing­ton the past two days meet­ing with mem­bers of Congress about her plans to close five fac­to­ries in North Amer­ica and lay off 14,700 work­ers.

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