Tesla will expand engineering offices in California for more than a year after moving headquarters to Texas
- Elon Musk announced on Wednesday that Tesla plans to expand its engineering headquarters in California.
- Company is taking over Hewlett by Packard office space in Palo Alto.
- Tesla moved its corporate headquarters to Texas in 2021, but still employs thousands of workers in California.
Elon Musk announced during a press conference with California Governor Gavin Newsom that the electric carmaker plans to expand its engineering headquarters in California.
The Tesla CEO said the company is moving to office space in Palo Alto, which was previously occupied by Hewlett Packard. He said the move will allow the company to do more of its autonomous driving plans and robot. CNBC reported that the site has been named “HQ2”, citing sources familiar with the plans.
Musk called the move “a poetic transition from the established Silicon Valley company to Tesla.” The electric car maker originally signed a lease for about half of HP’s former office space by 2021, according to a report reported from Reuters at the time.
“I couldn’t be prouder of California’s commitment to supporting Tesla,” Newsom said, adding that he has worked with Musk for decades and even bought one of the house’s first Roadsters. manufacture this car.
The announcement came less than two years later Musk moves Tesla headquarters to Austin, Texas. At the time, the billionaire said he had moved Tesla’s headquarters because it was becoming increasingly difficult for employees to buy homes in the Bay Area, though he said Tesla plans to continue to expand its presence in California.
Musk and Newsom have been at odds in the past. In 2020, billionaire threaten to pull all of Tesla’s operations outside of California because he disagreed with the state’s response to the pandemic, including its shelter-in-place orders.
The state has also launched a series of regulatory investigations into Tesla’s treatment of its workers, as well as its marketing of self-driving technology. Last year, a California regulator sued Tesla, alleging racism at the Fremont Factory based on “hundreds of worker complaints.” More recently, the California Department of Motor Vehicles accuse the company deliberate deceiving customers inside advertisement for Autopilot and Full Self-Driver features.
Despite the move to Texas, the automaker continues to manufacture many of its cars at its plant in Fremont, California, and it maintains its former corporate headquarters in Palo Alto. Since January, Tesla Hiring about 47,000 won workers in California.
Spokespersons for Musk and Tesla did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.