Elon Musk Says He's Prepared to Be Arrested For Reopening Tesla Plant

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk, speaking at the 2020 Satellite Conference and Exhibition in March 2020 (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Production resumed at Tesla's plant in Fremont on Monday despite Alameda County shelter in place orders that bar non-essential businesses from operating. Musk tweeted that he will personally be on the assembly line and "if anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me". The defiant opening comes after Musk said he'd move the plant and headquarters to Texas or Nevada and after he filed a lawsuit against Alameda County on Saturday over its regulations. Forum discusses the showdown between Musk and local officials and the implications for the company, the county and the state.

Guests:

Dan Brekke, editor and reporter, KQED News

Dana Hull, business reporter, Bloomberg, covering Tesla

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