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Tesla Motors has hired former Chrysler Executive Michael Donoughe to oversee the company’s engineering and manufacturing processes as executive vice president.

The 220 miles-per-charge electric Tesla Roadster that sells for more money than most people make in a year will soon be joined by a more consumer-friendly four door sedan. Donoughe should be well-suited for his new role, as he “previously headed the global mid-size vehicles program at Chrysler,” according to San Jose Mercury News.

Tesla also announced that it’ll build a new production factory in the San Francisco area instead of New Mexico, citing tax incentives offered by California.

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