Skip to comments.Elon Musk's Tesla says new state rule punishes it for doing business in California
Posted on 06/11/2018 6:15:28 AM PDT by artichokegrower
The only large-scale car manufacturer in California argues that doing business in the state is hard enough without a fast-developing labor regulation backed by organizations that want to unionize its Fremont plant.
Elon Musk's Tesla is fighting a rule under development by two state agencies that would require it be certified as a "fair and responsible workplace" for its customers to be eligible for taxpayer-backed state electric vehicle rebates.
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You have to wonder....here’s this smart guy, and planning for the future. It would have made perfect sense to locate in a state like Georgia, Mississippi or Alabama. You would have gotten a tax-friendly state....low cost of living...etc. Probably 8-percent of the Tesla car cost....connect direct back to business being done in California.
In my wildest dreams I cannot understand how anyone lives or does business in Californication in 2018. Run by commies.
“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.”
Load ‘Em up the Truck Telsa and move out of Beverly, California that is.
California, the Socialist state, looks to bite the Hand that Feeds it.
Live by government interference in free market, die by government interference in free market.
Just like an elitist. Where has this guy been? He probably thought those middle class folks who have been leaving the state over the past several years are peasants too poor to buy his overpriced taxpayer subsidized cars.
Califiornia is a real world microcosm of Atlas Shrugged. It never happens exactly the same as it does in the fiction that predicts it, but generally, it does happen the same and presents similar results.
Elon meet Duh
Elon, you help create a problem and you complain about it?
Musk was handed the former Military Fighting Vehicle plant in Freemont by Obama, along with huge (green) tax incentives by Obama. Now that Obama is gone, along with those tax incentives, Musk is realizing what all of the other CA industries have known for years. Without govt freebies, CA is not competitive.
This is on top of the federal tax credit of up to $7,500.
If subsidies and credits were ended, electric car sales would take a big hit.
“You have to wonder....heres this smart guy, and planning for the future. It would have made perfect sense to locate in a state like Georgia, Mississippi or Alabama”
I suspect that the recently vacated GM/Toyota Plant Elon took over in Fremont had a lot to do with it. He could hit the ground running so to speak. Also the close proximity of the Silicone Valley. The difference of course is that many if not most Silicon Valley companies write code not manufacture cars. BIG difference.
How very Orwellian of those California organized criminal enterprises, um, I mean, those California state government agencies...
(That's what they call 'a distinction without a difference'.)
It will, at some time in the future, start at $36k. The only ones available now and for the forseeable future start at $44k with much higher actual prices.
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