Elon Musk restarts Fremont, California Tesla factory against county coronavirus shutdown orders.

  • For weeks, Musk has expressed increasing frustration with the shutdown of Tesla’s main car factory in Fremont, California.
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company has resumed production despite local shelter-in-place orders issued by Alameda County.
  • Musk tweeted, “Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.”
  • Employees were asked to return to work via phone calls and text messages. Workers say they were told if they choose not to return, they risk losing their jobs.