Elon Musk threatened with a tweet to move the qTesla general manager from Californiato transfer it to Texas or Nevada. The new father Musk thus responded to the continuation of the lockdown imposed in the county of Alameda, where Tesla is based, in the city of Fremont.
Musk threatens Tesla’s transfer for failure to lift the lockdown
Musk’s threatening response comes after the Californian governor announced a possible reopening of the industry Gavin Newsom, which last Thursday announced the possibility of reopening some industrial activities. However, in the governor’s announcement the possibility for the individual counties to decide the modalities for the reopening of the economy.
“Tesla has been informed that it does not meet the criteria and therefore cannot reopen,” said the spokesperson for the Alameda County Department of Public Health.
The response from Elon Musk, who had promised Tesla employees a reopening last Friday, was not long in coming. And it arrived on twitter.
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 dependen on how Tesla is treated in the future. Tesla is the last carmaker left in CA.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2020
Tesla will file a lawsuit against Alameda County immediately. Alameda’s unelected and ignorant ‘Interim Health Officer’ is contravening the Governor, the President, constitutional freedoms and plain common sense, ”Musk commented.
Then, replying to himself, he added “Frankly, it’s the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Tesla will now move its headquarters and future plans to Texas / Nevada, immediately. Whether we keep any manufacturing business in Fremont will depend on how Tesla is treated in the future. Tesla is the latest car manufacturer in California ”.
Musk he had already criticized the Californian officers for having imposed the closure of Tesla in March, judging the measures of social distancing a “serious risk” for American industries and “unconstitutional”. Should Musk live up to the threat, it is estimated that he will moving will take 12 to 18 months.