Tesla CEO Musk restarts California factory amid lockdown
Last updated 5/11/2020 at 6:15pm
TOM KRISHER and BEN MARGOT
AP Auto Writer
FREMONT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed Monday that the company has restarted its California factory, a move that defied local government orders involving measures to contain the coronavirus.
In a tweet, Musk practically dared authorities to arrest him, writing that he would be on the assembly line and if anyone is taken into custody, it should be him.
State law allows a fine of up to $1,000 a day or up to 90 days in jail for operating in violation of health orders.
The plant in Fremont, a city of more than 230,000 people south of San Francis...