Elon Musk says he is ‘moving Tesla to Texas/Nevada immediately’ after spat over reopening California factory – The Sun

ELON Musk said on Saturday he's moving Tesla's headquarters "to Texas/Nevada immediately" after a spat over California reopening its factory.

The billionaire SpaceX founder tweeted that because Alameda County in California doesn't think the company should reopen its plant in Fremont yet, "Tesla is filing a lawsuit" immediately.

"The unelected & ignorant 'Interim Health Officer' of Alameda is acting contrary to the Governor, the President, our Constitutional freedoms & just plain common sense!" he wrote online.

Musk continued: "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 (sic) on how Tesla is treated in the future. Tesla is the last carmaker left in CA."

Tesla told employees in emails sent on Thursday and Friday it would be reopening its plant in Fremont on Friday, despite the local government's order that large manufacturers can't resume operations just yet amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The emails were sent after Gov Gavin Newsom said that manufacturing companies could pick up their operations against — but noted that local officials could impose tougher restrictions themselves.

“Tesla has been informed that they do not meet these criteria and must not reopen,” Neetu Balram, a spokeswoman for Alameda County said in a statement.

Musk, who just recently welcomed a child, has been eager to reopen the plant in Fremont and has repeatedly criticized stay-at-home orders.

The 48-year-old tried to keep the plant open, but local officials shut it down.

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