July 6, 2020

‘F— Elon Musk’: California assemblywoman responds to Tesla CEO’s threats to move the company’s main factory

A California State assemblywoman tweeted: “F— Elon Musk” in response to the Tesla CEO announcing that he would “immediately” move the company’s main factory out of the state as stay-at-home orders are forcing it to remain closed.

Democrat Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego, sent the tweet late on Saturday night after the Tesla CEO said he would file a lawsuit against Alameda County, part of the San Francisco Bay area, where Tesla’s Fremont Gigafactory is located.

The county’s health department said on Friday that Tesla’s only vehicle factory must stay closed.

While California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that manufacturers in the state would be allowed to reopen on Friday, May 7, Alameda County extended its shelter-in-place order with only essential businesses permitted to reopen.

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