Tesla may consider buying idle General Motors plants
Tesla CEO Elon Musk might 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 political heat for cutting workers.
Musk made the statements in an interview with CBS's Leslie Stahl that will air on “60 Minutes” Sunday. CBS released excerpts Friday.
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. She is under pressure to keep some of those facilities open.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said it will reopen one of its idle engine plants in Detroit and build a new Jeep, intensifying the irritation in Congress over GM's plan to cut jobs.
Tesla makes the all-electric Model S, Model X and Model 3 at its sole plant in California.