Tesla Inc sued local governments in California Saturday as the electric car manufacturer pushed to re-open its manufacturing unit there and Chief Executive Elon Musk threatened to manoeuvre Tesla’s headquarters and future programs from the state to Texas or Nevada.
Musk has been pushing to re-open Tesla’s Fremont, California, manufacturing unit after Alameda County’s health division said the car manufacturer should not reopen as a result of local lockdown measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus remain in effect.
In a blog post on Saturday, Tesla stated the county’s position left it no alternative but to take legal action to make sure Tesla and its employees can go back to work.
The corporate stated it had reached a thorough return-to-work plan that includes online video training for personnel, work zone partition areas, temperature screening, necessities to put on protective gear and rigorous cleaning and disinfecting protocols.
The firm said it had knowledgeable health authorities in Alameda County, where the Fremont manufacturing unit is located, about its restart plans, but claimed the performing official didn’t return calls or emails.
Alameda County’s Public Health Division, which earlier on Saturday mentioned it had been communicating instantly and dealing intently with the Tesla team, didn’t instantly reply to a request for comment.