Elon Musk Ups the Ante In Tesla California Factory Standoff

Elon Musk’s conflict with California state officials has escalated in recent days, culminating in a threat to pull Tesla’s operations from the state and a looming legal fight over a countywide shutdown order.

Over the weekend, the Tesla CEO tweeted that Alameda County’s mandate that Tesla’s Fremont, Calif. factory remain closed was “the final straw,” and said that Tesla will move its headquarters and future programs to Nevada and Texas “immediately.”