Did Tesla help during the Covid-19 pandemic?


  • Tesla plans to slash on-site staff at its Nevada battery plant by around 75% due to the coronavirus pandemic (The Guardian)
  • Fought to keep Fremont factory open despite restrictions being put in place. Officials with the city of Fremont, Calif., told Tesla in a series of conversations over several days that its factory was not considered an essential business, and that it therefore needed to comply with an Alameda County order issued March 16. The electric-car maker announced March 19 that it would suspend production four days later (LAtimes)
  • Elon Musk tweeted on Saturday that he is going to sue Alameda County and move future operations out of California after a dispute over whether the company can reopen its factory there. Musk has been clashing with regulators over local shelter-in-place orders meant to slow the spread of Covid-19 (CNBC)
  1. 50,000 N95 masks delivered to UW researcher’s home thanks to Elon Musk, Tesla (Seattletimes)
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