Tesla Will Resume Production In California Despite The Ban Of Local Authorities
Tesla Inc. resumes production of cars at a facility in California, despite the current ban of local authorities, said the head of the company Elon Musk.
Tesla suspended operations at the Fremont plant on March 23, although Musk was unhappy with The Alameda County authorities ' demand to close most businesses as part of measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus infection.
On Monday, May 11, Musk tweeted that "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," he said.
Musk's conflict with the administration of the district where the Tesla Assembly plant is located presents the first serious clash between the authorities and business on the issue of resuming the operation of plants that have been idle for several weeks because of the restrictions imposed, writes Dow Jones.
Responding to comments on his Twitter post, Musk wrote that California authorities approved the opening of businesses. "Also, all other automakers in the United States are allowed to resume production. Only Tesla is in a separate position," he said.
The Tesla company in Fremont is engaged in the Assembly of Model 3 cars, the number of its employees is more than 10 thousand.
The Alameda County Health Department notified the company on May 11 that it can only maintain "minimal basic operations" at the facility until it receives permission to resume operations.
The district recorded more than 2 thousand cases of COVID-19 infection with 71 deaths.