After a lot of back-and-forth, it appears county health officials have given Tesla the green light to re-open.
Musk has not commented on claims made by the protesters.
Elissa Harrington reports.
Tesla has picked Austin, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, as finalists for its new U.S. assembly plant, a person briefed on the matter said Friday.
The Alameda County Public Health Department announced on Twitter late Tuesday that the Fremont plant will be able to go beyond basic operations this week and start making vehicles Monday — as long as it delivers on worker safety precautions that it agreed to.
Alameda County characterized their talks with the automaker as "productive".
In a tweet, Musk practically dared authorities to arrest him.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed in a tweet Monday that he's reopening the company's car factory in Fremont in violation of Alameda County's shelter-in-place order.
Manufacturing companies like Tesla may be able to legally reopen next week, Gov. Newsom said.
The Tesla factory in Fremont was busy Monday, despite the shelter-in-place order forbidding most work at the plant.
After talking to his mentor, the East Bay entrepreneur knew there was a demand for personal protective equipment and wanted to do something about it.
In a series of tweets Saturday morning, Musk announced he would move the company's headquarters and flagship Fremont factory, as well as future programs to Texas and Nevada - out of California.
Maureen Naylor reports.
KTVU learned on Wednesday that thousands of employees were told to continue showing up to work despite a shelter in place order that began at midnight Tuesday.
The electric car maker has been criticized for calling its car production business "essential."
Thousands of Tesla employees were still working Wednesday even with Alameda County's "shelter in place" order. The company blamed "conflicting guidance."
Brooks Jarosz reports from Fremont.
The Tesla factory that employs thousands of people could be forced to close after Alameda County on Tuesday night declared it a “nonessential business” under the county’s shelter-in-place order.
Elon Musk has ordered employees to continue working despite the non-essential nature of operations at the facility.
The March 2018 crash involving a Tesla Model X SUV killed Apple engineer Walter Huang when it swerved and slammed into a concrete barrier dividing freeway and exit lanes.