Aptera apparently wants to build electric cars using our tax dollars. They are looking for a manufacturing plant location. They seem to be homing on an one of the last locations on the planet I would build a new manufacturing facility:
At least we learn that the company is might soon be closing in on a new production facility as a result of a new application to the DOE's AVTMP [advance vehicle technology manufacturing program]. The loan application asks for a 10-year facility plan, which meant Aptera needed to actually come up with such a plan. Aptera's production schedule "calls for more than 10,000 units in the first 3 years and more than 300 employees," so it is looking for a new place to build the cars somewhere in Southern California, specifically somewhere in San Diego County.
High land prices? Hugely expensive land use and environmental regulations? High taxes? Really high local wages? Perfect, lets build an auto assembly plant!