Chase DiFeliciantonio

Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Tesla Drops Lawsuit Against Alameda County

Tesla vehicles are parked at the company's assembly plant in Fremont, Calif., on May 11. Tesla vehicles are parked at the company's assembly plant in Fremont, Calif., on May 11. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Electric carmaker Tesla dropped a federal lawsuit against Alameda County filed less than two weeks ago after resuming manufacturing at its Fremont plant against local orders.

Chase DiFeliciantonio | San Francisco Chronicle
May 21, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Tesla Operations Can Resume in California if Conditions Are Met

People enter the Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, Calif., on May 11. People enter the Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, Calif., on May 11. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Alameda County officials said May 12 they have agreed to allow Tesla to reopen as early as next week if the auto manufacturer agrees to certain safety conditions.

Chase DiFeliciantonio | San Francisco Chronicle
May 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Alameda County Orders Tesla’s Fremont Plant to Stop Production

A car trailer carrying Tesla vehicles drives out of the company's assembly plant in Fremont, Calif., on May 11, the day CEO Elon Musk said it would resume production. A car trailer carrying Tesla vehicles drives out of the company's assembly plant in Fremont, Calif., on May 11. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Alameda County officials sent a letter to a top Tesla safety employee May 11 ordering the company to cease manufacturing at its Fremont, Calif., plant, the strongest step local government has taken to check the electric car maker’s defiance of health orders.

Chase DiFeliciantonio | San Francisco Chronicle
May 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Tesla to Slash Workers Showing Up at Fremont Plant By Three-Quarters

The view from outside the Tesla plant in Fremont, Calif., in early 2016. The view from outside the Tesla plant in Fremont, Calif., in early 2016. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group)

Tesla, the Bay Area’s largest manufacturer, has greatly reduced the number of workers coming to its Fremont, Calif., assembly plant, though it’s not clear if the cutbacks put it in full compliance with health orders Alameda County and five other Bay Area counties imposed Monday to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Chase DiFeliciantonio | San Francisco Chronicle
March 19, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Tesla’s Fremont Factory Forced to Shut Down Under Shelter-in-Place Order

An aerial view of Tesla's Fremont, Calif., assembly plant in October 2019. An aerial view of Tesla's Fremont, Calif., assembly plant in October 2019. (Sam Hall/Bloomberg News)

After some confusion, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department in California said March 17 the car plant was not “essential,” and like most other businesses must shut down under the county’s shelter-in-place order that took effect March 17.

Chase DiFeliciantonio | San Francisco Chronicle
March 18, 2020