Elon Musk – best known as the founder of Tesla and SpaceX – took to Twitter again on Saturday saying that he will immediately move its headquarters and future programs to Texas or Nevada, where shelter-in-place rules are less restrictive than California.
In reference to the facility in the San Francisco Bay Area that is Tesla’s only vehicle factory in the United States, Musk stated that any activity retained in Fremont would be largely dependent on “ … how Tesla is treated in the future.”
Musk also tweeted his intention on suing Alameda County, California after local officials there refused to let the company reopen its Fremont factory.
The lawsuit was issued by the company on Saturday evening.
Tesla had previously planned on allowing a fraction of its factory workers to return to work by Friday afternoon. However on Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom of California said that while manufacturers in the state would be allowed to reopen, Alameda County is scheduled to remain shut until the end of May.