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News Musk Relaunches Fremont Assembly Line Despite California County Restrictions

Musk Relaunches Fremont Assembly Line Despite California County Restrictions

Alameda County in on lock-down until the end of May, that is except for Tesla’s Fremont factory.


  • Tesla’s Fremont plant resumed operations on Monday.

  • Although California permits automakers to start up operation, Alameda County has not.

  • Musk has actually dared county officials to arrest him.

Musk has been on a twitter-roll for a few weeks, again. One of the latest reasons for the tweet-onslaught pertains to California announcing that some manufacturing in the state is allowed to restart. That is, except in Alameda County, where Tesla’s Freemont assembly plant is located. Their Public Health Department has asked that all non-essential businesses must remain closed until the end of May. Tesla’s Musk isn’t having any of it.

The Fremont plant was shut down on March 23rd, like most other businesses amid the growing pandemic. Musk’s opinion of the Coronavirus aside, he obeyed and stopped the assembly line. The timing was especially bad as production of the highly anticipated Model Y SUV had just begun. But now, the line is back online and Musk is daring Alameda County officials to come and arrest him.

Alameda County officials said: “We learned that the Tesla factory in Fremont had opened beyond Minimum Basic Operations. We have notified Tesla that they can only maintain Minimum Basic Operations until we have an approved plan that can be implemented in accordance with the local public health order.

“We are addressing this matter using the same phased approach we use for other businesses which have violated the order in the past, and we hope that Tesla will likewise comply without further enforcement measures.”

Not likely.

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