Tesla launches in defiance of the ban

Tesla launches in defiance of the ban


American will resume its plant in California in spite of the sanitary restrictions imposed because of the spread of coronavirus infection. About it reports Reuters, citing a company letter to its employees.

About the opening of the company wrote on Twitter CEO and founder Elon Musk. He announced the intention to personally come to the plant.

“If someone is arrested, I pray that it was just me,” said Musk.

In Fremont (County of Alameda California) is one of three plants Tesla to manufacture electric vehicles and their components. The plant employs about 10 000 people. Local authorities had ordered the plant to remain closed because of the epidemic of the coronavirus.

In the letter to the employees of the plant said that the company has done everything to “keep the safety when you will return.” Tesla filed on Saturday a lawsuit against the County of Alameda, accusing them of violating California law and demanded to remove restrictions on the work of the enterprise. The Mask threatened in a tweet to leave the state and move production to Texas or Nevada. On 11 may, the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated that California must do whatever is necessary to help the electric car to re-open its only American auto plant if it wants to keep the company on-site.


Production at the plant in Fremont has suspended since March 23 due to limitations of the coronavirus. On 7 may, the Governor of California Gavin Newsom allowed the production in some parts of the state to resume work. In the United States contracted the coronavirus more than 1.3 million people, more than 80 000 people died from the effects of COVID-19.

Tesla was founded by Musk in 2003, the company First specialized in the production of electric vehicles, but later became involved in the production of energy-storage systems of its own design. In addition to the factory in California, Tesla has built a car factory in Shanghai and started the construction of another one in Berlin.

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