Elon Musk Re-Opens Factory in Violation of Alameda County Health Order

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during the unveiling of the new Tesla Model Y in Hawthorne, California on March 14, 2019. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Elon Musk has been posting controversial statements about the coronavirus since early on in the pandemic. The posts have been general in nature but now, with Alameda county not giving Tesla the “green light” to reopen production, Musk is taking it personally. “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 [sic] on how Tesla is treated in the future. Tesla is the last carmaker left in CA” tweeted Musk. He is also threatening to sue the state of California over the prolonged closure of the Tesla plant.

Since Musk’s outburst he has decided to re-open the Alameda plant today, in defiance and violation of county health order to remain shutdown.

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