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Tesla to build engineering HQ in California


Tesla is making California the home of its global engineering headquarters.
CEO Elon Musk and California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that Tesla’s new engineering HQ will be at the former offices of Hewlett-Packard.
The sudden rekindling of Tesla’s relationship with California may be surprising after the EV-maker up and moved its corporate headquarters from Fremont, California to Austin, Texas in 2021 after disputes with the state over COVID-19 restrictions. Musk has also repeatedly criticized California for being over-regulated and burdened with high taxes.
However, Tesla has maintained operations of its first factory in Fremont, which still houses many engineers.
Tesla tweeted that it’s hiring for new engineering roles in California, which would be a large part of the reason Newsom is backing the EV-maker’s investment back into the state. Sources told CNBC that the focus will be on engineers pr …

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