Elon Musk said he will move Tesla if confinement measures continue in California

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (REUTERS / Aly Song / File Photo)

Elon musk, executive president of Tesla, tweeted on Saturday that the company will move its headquarters and future projects from California to Texas or Nevada.

The executive also said that the decision to maintain some type of productive activity in Fremont will depend on how Tesla is treated in the future, referring to the plant in the San Francisco Bay area, which is the only vehicle factory that the company has in the United States.

At the same time, Musk announced he would sue Alameda County, California, after the health department said the electric car maker couldn’t reopen the Fremont factory. Until the 1st of June. The reason? The containment measures that were imposed with the aim of limiting the spread of coronavirus.

Tesla will file a lawsuit against Alameda County immediately. Alameda’s unelected and ignorant ‘interim health officer’ is acting against the Governor, the President, our constitutional freedoms and just plain common sense!Musk wrote on his Twitter account.

Elon Musk announced via Twitter that he plans to move Tesla's facilities outside of California and that he will sue Alameda County.

Elon Musk announced via Twitter that he plans to move Tesla’s facilities outside of California and that he will sue Alameda County.

Alameda County said Saturday that it had been working with Tesla to develop a safety plan that “will reopen and protect the health and well-being of the thousands of employees” who work at the factory, and that it hopes to reach an agreement. about a security plan very soon.

Musk had told employees Thursday that limited production would restart on Friday afternoon in Fremont.

Tesla builds more than 415,000 cars per year at the Fremont plant, and moving the entire facility would be a huge move, as published Reuters.

Dan Ives, an analyst at Wedbush, estimated on Saturday that the company could take 12-18 months to relocate production.

The threat to move the factory is also known as Tesla aims to increase production in Fremont of its Model Y SUV, the automaker’s most profitable vehicle to date.

It should be remembered that Musk has been very critical regarding the social and preventive isolation measures that have been taken to face the pandemic. In fact he called the quarantine “fascist” and “outrageous” considering that it violates personal liberties and that it will harm the economy.

Tesla builds more than 415,000 cars per year at the Fremont plant. (REUTERS / Shannon Stapleton)

Tesla builds more than 415,000 cars per year at the Fremont plant. (REUTERS / Shannon Stapleton)

Last week, during the presentation of Tesla’s balance sheet, Musk said he strongly criticized the restrictive measures that led to the temporary suspension of production of his electric cars in California. The manager was concerned about this situation.

“The quarantine will do a lot, a lot of damage not just to Tesla but to any company. And although some people will get through the storm, many small companies will not, “he stressed. In turn, he described social isolation as “forced imprisonment of people in their homes, against their constitutional rights.”

Despite this situation, Tesla made a profit: Regulatory credit income increased to USD 354 million in the last quarter. Tesla sells the credits to manufacturers who need them to meet increasingly stringent emission standards in most markets around the world.

(with information from Reuters)

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