TechnologyDefying Stay-At-Home Orders, Tesla CEO Elon Musk restarts Production at California

    Defying Stay-At-Home Orders, Tesla CEO Elon Musk restarts Production at California

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk restarts production at the company’s factory in Fremont, California despite a stay-at-home order issued by Alameda County (an administrative division of a state in the US) and its Public health department.

    Musk said in a tweet on Monday that he will on the production line. Tesla makes the Model X, Model S, Model 3, and Model Y there. He emphasizes his stance and added that “If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.”

    Elon Musk Tweet

    Tesla, Inc. is an American electric vehicle and clean Energy Company. Its foundation Year is 2003 and has headquarter in California. Its products include electric vehicles, tesla batteries, solar panels, and roofs. It has a huge revenue of $24.57 billion according to 2019 statistics.

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    Now come to the story, Tesla filed a lawsuit on Saturday against Alameda County seeking relief. The company shut down the factory on March 23rd, as per orders of County for ceasing of COVID-19 spread.

     After knowing about tesla reopened, the county health department said the company can run only basic operations until they approve a plan to reopen. The company called some of its workers and completed the production of 200 Model Y and Model 3 vehicles in the time of one week as stated by two of its unanimous employees, reported by The Verge.

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    Alameda County’s Public Health Department issued a statement saying that it is waiting for Tesla to submit a plan on how it will reopen the factory.

    This factory is Tesla’s only vehicle assembly plant in the U.S. Other automakers like Ford and General Motors will start running later this month. They wanted to open earlier, but faced resistance from the United Auto Workers union.

    The Tesla Company also told certain workers to report back to the factory later this week, as reported by Business Insider.

    Alameda County, together with several other Bay Area counties, extended the stay-at-home orders till the end of May. Although they revised the orders to ease some of the restrictions but still didn’t allow the process of manufacturing.

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    Till now we didn’t have the news of any action taken by officials against the move. The governor of Alameda County Gavin Newsom said that he believes the issue between the County and the company will be resolved in the next few days.

    And recently American president Donald Trump also comes in support of Tesla. He wants the company should be allowed to open its factory now.

    Donald Trump Tweet

    Stay-At-Home and take care.


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