Tesla to move HQ and future plants to Texas and Nevada
Tesla (TSLA) said that, “Contrary to the Governor’s recent guidance and support from the City of Fremont, Alameda County is insisting we should not resume operations.
This is not for lack of trying or transparency since we have met with and collaborated on our restart plans with the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency.
Unfortunately, the County Public Health Officer who is making these decisions has not returned our calls or emails. […] the County’s position left us no choice but to take legal action to ensure that Tesla and its employees can get back to work.
We filed a lawsuit on May 9 asking the court to invalidate the County Orders, to the extent the County claims they prevent Tesla from resuming operations.
Meanwhile, CEO Elon Musk said in a series of tweets that, “Tesla is filing a lawsuit against Alameda County immediately. The unelected & ignorant “Interim Health Officer” of Alameda is acting contrary to the Governor, the President, our Constitutional freedoms & just plain common sense! […] Frankly, this is the final straw.
Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately.
If we even retain Fremont manufacturing activity at all, it will be dependent on how Tesla is treated in the future. Tesla is the last carmaker left in CA.
In March, Musk clashed with California officials over whether his company had to halt production in Fremont – home to Tesla’s only U.S. vehicle factory.
A county official on Friday said that its health department has had many discussions with Tesla and recommended it wait at least another week to monitor infection rates and discuss safe ways to resume production.
TSLA closed at $819.42.
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