Elon Musk confirms Tesla HQ move out of California

After years of threats, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in the end transferring the electrical automobile corporate out of its house state in California and deep into the center of Texas.

At its annual shareholder assembly held on the under-construction Gigafactory in Austin, Musk introduced that the EV corporate would formally transfer its headquarters to the Texas capital. Probably, the transition will occur as soon as the manufacturing unit is in a position for manufacturing.

“I am excited to announce we are transferring our headquarters to Austin, Texas,” he stated to cheers.

Tesla’s headquarters had been primarily based in Palo Alto, California within the middle of Silicon Valley for the reason that early 2000s, whilst its primary manufacturing facility is in within sight Fremont, California.

Musk confident shareholders and workers that the Fremont plant’s operations would nonetheless proceed and that automobile output would building up up to 50 p.c within the coming years.

“This is not an issue of Tesla leaving California,” he stated, pointing out that Fashion X and S manufacturing would proceed on the Fremont plant.

Musk additionally stated the Fremont manufacturing unit “is jammed” and that it is laborious for workers to manage to pay for housing within the Bay House.

Gigafactory Austin might be the place the not on time Cybertruck will in the end be made. The brand new plant is anticipated to be completed by means of the tip of this yr with automotive manufacturing beginning in 2022.

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Musk spends a large number of time in Texas on account of his rocket corporate SpaceX and claims Tesla is now construction an “ecological paradise” on the Texas campus.

Musk had in the past threatened to transport his corporate out of the state on account of pandemic restrictions that saved the Tesla Fremont manufacturing unit closed. Now it is reliable.

You’ll be able to watch Musk make the announcement across the 1 hour mark:

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