Tesla has been told they will have to suspend the production of new electric cars at its plant in California, United States. The information was published by Alameda County Sheriff’s official Twitter account, confirming that Tesla’s business is not essential.
Therefore, they will need to comply with the new measures implemented to try to combat the spread of COVID-19. For now, the company will only have authorization to maintain minimal activities, which obviously does not include the manufacture and assembly of cars.
Tesla is not as vital to the United States as Elon Musk thought
These past few days have been extremely confusing for all employees at Tesla’s plant in Fremont, California. Despite the quarantine and social isolation orders imposed by the authorities, Tesla continues to react as if nothing is happening.
In the first phase, the company sent emails to its employees indicating that they would continue to function normally and that they should report to work. However, they stressed that they could stay at home for basically any reason, even if they felt the least discomfort.
However, it did not take long for the authorities to bring Tesla “back to earth”, highlighting the fact that they do not perform essential services. For this reason, they are obliged to comply with the new measures of content implemented.
Elon Musk continues to create controversy on Twitter
Obviously, also during the current situation created by COVID-19, Elon Musk continues to make a name for himself on social media. Through his official Twitter account, Tesla’s CEO has made several publications that were considered at least slightly sensitive.
Last week, Musk said that “the coronavirus panic is stupid” and this Tuesday said he was “more afraid of the panic created than of the coronavirus itself”.
After the warning issued by the authorities, we will certainly hear about the upcoming Tesla CEO posts on Twitter again.