Elon Musk is fed up with confinement, and is starting to understand it. Recently, he even sued the county of Alameda where his factory in Fremont is located, because he could not resume his activity.
Today we learn that Tesla has withdrawn its complaint without prejudice, and above all without explaining this decision. To come back to this story, in mid-March the county of Alameda made the decision to prohibit all companies in the sector from stopping their activities to stem the pandemic as much as possible.
But while Tesla had finally reached an agreement with the American authorities to resume production, the Fremont police therefore came to inspect the premises and finally gave a negative opinion on the resumption of activities. This is why the American manufacturer decided to challenge this decision by suing the county.
Frankly, this is the final straw. Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas / Nevada immediately. If we even retain Fremont manufacturing activity at all, it will be dependen on how Tesla is treated in the future. Tesla is the last carmaker left in CA.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2020
Elon Musk did not hesitate to characterize the Californian rules as "fascists", and even threatened to leave the state to go and install his factory elsewhere. Angry, he said he would resume the activity anyway and challenged the police to come and get him. Musk later recalled his California and Nevada employees to return to work.
Before it escalated further, local police finally approved Tesla's reopening plan. However, Elon Musk still seems to have it across the board and still plans to move. Several states have already volunteered to host it. If a Tesla Gigafactory is a boon for a state, the authorities have been warned, we will also have to bear the strong character of the CEO who is not in the habit of letting go.