Tesla Restarts Production at California Factory, Defying Local County Rules

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After suing Alameda County in California over its inability to restart production at its Fremont factory, CEO Elon Musk just went ahead and began production this afternoon, anyways.

Musk made the announcement on Twitter, saying, “Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.” Looks like Elon is the head of this ship and if it’s going down, he says only the leader should take the hit if arrests are made.

The CEO made the announcement shortly after stock market trading ended on Monday. In after-hours trading, Tesla is down 0.085%.

The Tesla CEO threatened to move its California factory to Texas on the weekend, while also releasing details about how the company was ready to get back to work. Tesla says it is more than prepared for COVID-19, citing how its top track record at its gigafactory in China which has had effect countermeasures against coronavirus.

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