Its CEO Tesla, Elon Musk, said the company relocates from Silicon Valley to Austin, Texas, where the construction of a factory has started more than a year ago.
However, the Musk said Tesla the factory will continue to operate electric vehicles in Fremont, California and that it will increase its production there by 50%. Musk stressed that the transfer of headquarters to Texas does not mean that Tesla is leaving California.
On the other hand, the company headquarters leaves the state where its vehicles are most popular and goes to a state where cannot legally sell its cars directly to consumers.
Elon Musk had said in the past that he intended to withdraw all Tesla companies from California because he strongly disagreed with government orders to make people feel safe at the start of the pandemic.
The same Elon Musk moved to Texas last year, as SpaceX dramatically increased its presence in the southern tip of the state.
In addition, as mentioned above, Tesla has long since begun building the next American Gigafactory outside Austin, Texas, and within a year has made incredible progress. "We will create an ecological paradise here", Said the CEO of the company.
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Elon Musk had previously said that Tesla had chosen to build the plant in Austin, Texas. because the workers were more willing to move there. Musk explained that the Bay Area has some limitations. "It is difficult for people to buy homes in California", he said. In addition, the Tesla facility in Austin is close to the local airport, which is convenient.
Source: The Verge