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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...



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