Tesla to Move Headquarters From California to Texas, Elon Musk Says
is moving its headquarters to Austin, Texas, cementing Chief Executive
commitment to the Lone Star State and adding to a handful of Silicon Valley companies that have relocated there.
Mr. Musk announced the move from Tesla’s Austin-area factory, which the company began building last year and where it held its annual shareholder meeting Thursday. He added that Tesla plans to expand its activities in California but that the company’s ability to scale up in the San Francisco Bay Area is limited.
“You go to our Fremont factory, it is jammed,” he said. “We’re like Spam in a can.”
Mr. Musk said last year that he had moved to Texas, where his rocket company, Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, has major operations. He previously…