“Frankly, this is the final challenge. Tesla will now immediately move its headquarters and future programs to Texas / Nevada,” Musk tweeted. Tesla did not respond to requests for comment on Saturday.
“This has been a joint effort, in good faith to develop and implement a safety plan that allows it to be reopened while protecting the health and well-being of thousands of employees traveling to and from work at the Tesla plant,” the Alameda Health Department responded on Saturday in a statement to CNN Business. “The team at Tesla has been responsive to our guidelines and recommendations, and we hope to reach agreement on an appropriate safety plan soon.”
“We’ve worked with [Tesla]”But we haven’t given the green light,” Alameda County Health Officer Erica Pan said at the town hall Friday. We have not said it is appropriate to move forward. “
The Tesla lawsuit, which was filed late Saturday in a federal court in the Northern District of California, requested a permanent court order prohibiting the district from enforcing order to take cover. The company said it believes they are excluded because its operations are included in the definition of critical infrastructure.
On Saturday, Musk also encouraged Tesla shareholders to file a class action suit against the county for any lost money given that Tesla competitors in other countries could resume their operations earlier. He said that Tesla should be allowed to reopen because he learned how to deal with Covid-19 through his factory in Shanghai, China, which is currently the only factory operating the company.