Elon Musk Threatens To Pull Tesla Out Of California Over Virus Restrictions

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Washington: Tesla chief Elon Musk has threatened to pull his electric car headquarters out of California after local authorities kept him from resuming production due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Frankly, this is the final straw. Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately,” Musk tweeted.

Referring to the California city where the cars are produced, Musk said that “if we even retain Fremont manufacturing activity at all” it will depend on “how Tesla is treated in the future.”

Tesla had hoped to reopen the California factory, its only in the United States, in the beginning of May, but had been prevented by local authorities.

 

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