AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Tuesday that he spoke with Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), in recent days about a potential move of the company’s electric vehicle assembly plant to the Lone Star state.
FILE PHOTO: Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk speaks at an opening ceremony for Tesla China-made Model Y program in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
Abbott’s remarks came just came three days after Musk threatened to move Tesla’s headquarters and future operations to either Texas or Nevada, after officials in the California county where Tesla’s only U.S. vehicle factory is located said the plant could not reopen because coronavirus lockdown measures remained in place.
Abbott said during an interview with the Wichita Falls CBS affiliate that he thinks Texas is a perfect fit for Tesla (TSLA.O). A spokesman for Abbott confirmed to