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Tesla to leave California, Musk tweets

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Tesla to leave California, Musk tweets

Via a tweet, the CEO of the automobile manufacturing giant Tesla, Elon Musk, said Saturday that the company is in the process of filing a lawsuit against Alameda County and will shift its headquarters and future operations out of California. 

On Friday, Alameda County’s interim public health officer, Dr. Erica Pan, stated that orders from health officials to contain a Coronavirus outbreak in the region are still in place, and that the automobile company of Elon Musk does not have a “green light,” to recommence its vehicle production at its main U.S. car plant in Fremont, California, yet. She further stated, “We have been working with them, looking at some of their safety plans, and have had some recommendations.”

Tesla had been looking forward to resuming production again on Friday afternoon. The plant is where the company manufactures vehicles for Europe and North America regions.  However, headquarters are in Palo Alto which is not part of Alameda County.

Targeting Pan personally, Musk wrote on Twitter:

“Tesla is filing a lawsuit against Alameda County immediately. The unelected & ignorant ‘Interim Health Officer’ of Alameda is acting contrary to the Governor, the President, our Constitutional freedoms & just plain common sense!”

(Reference: CNBC)

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