Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a tweet has announced that his company will be moving its California-based headquarters and future programs out of California, to Texas or Nevada, and that he will file a lawsuit against Alameda County.
Elon Musk announced that Tesla will move its headquarters and more from California to Texas and Nevada due to the local response to the coronavirus, which he believes is excessive.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued new guidance Thursday that allowed manufacturers to resume operations. The guidance won praise from Musk, who later sent an internal email to employees about plans to reopen based on the governor’s revised order. However, the governor’s guidance included a warning that local governments could keep more restrictive rules in place. Alameda County, along with several other Bay Area counties and cities, last week extended the stay-at-home orders through the end of May. The orders were revised and did ease some of the restrictions. However, it did not lift the order for manufacturing.
Tensions between Tesla CEO and the local county officials of Alameda, California, Elon Musk said Tesla is filling a law suit against the county.
Tesla has previously announced that it was looking at Texas as the home for its next “Cybertruck Gigafactory“. The company also has a strong presence in Nevada, with its first Gigafactory and the company’s main battery facility residing just outside of Reno.
Elon Musk also confirms that Tesla is among the top companies that can assure the safety of workers while on duty, due to how Tesla Giga Shanghai has been able to manage the Coronavirus pandemic breakout in China.