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Tesla says it's possible it would take over GM plants if opportunity arises

Tesla makes three all electric cars at its sole US plant in California

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - There could be a buyer for the General Motors Lordstown plant if the automaker decides not to add a new model and close the plant.

Electric car maker Tesla may be interested in some of the five GM plants that will be idled next year.

In an interview to air on "60 Minutes" this Sunday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was asked that question by Leslie Stahl.

"Would you want to buy some of those plants, those factories that they are closing down? You are shaking your head, 'Yes?'" Stahl asked.

"It's possible that we would be interested. If they are going to sell a plant or not use it that, we would take it over," said Musk.

Tesla makes three all-electric cars at its sole U.S. plant in California. That plant was once a joint venture operated by GM and Toyota.

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