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Electric car maker Tesla has been forced to suspend production at two of its main production sites, as state authorities in the US impose restrictions on economic activity in a bid to stem the growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just two days ago, a reduced cohort of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's employees were told to continue work at …

  1. Scott Broukell

    No doubt this will have an adverse affect on the development of their flagship electric limousine - I've heard that it's going to be Elongated!

    1. moiety Silver badge

      Take my upvote you bastard!

      1. Kane Silver badge

        "Take my upvote you bastard!"


  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I didn't think Electric Jesus believed in the virus

    Maybe he could make us all a personal sub to help ride out the storm

    1. MatthewSt

      Re: I didn't think Electric Jesus believed in the virus

      Not to defend him, but I thought he was criticising the idiotic panic rather than the virus

      1. Grunchy

        Re: I didn't think Electric Jesus believed in the virus

        Musk is a denier of things being able to grow exponentially. David Suzuki had a famous quip about exponential growth: in a jar of bacteria that doubles in population each minute, it only notices a problem when the jar has finally filled to the half-way mark.

  3. martinusher Silver badge

    Modern manufacturing is a rather clean environment

    Tesla wasn't the only place up and running on Friday. I'm retired but I still do bits of consulting for the place I used to work at and they seemed to be up and running on Friday because I got mail in from colleagues asking about stuff. (This is also California but not the Bay Area.)

    Given how clean modern manufacturing plants have to be I'd be quite happy to ride out the virus in one of them. The problem is getting to and from them -- the freeways might be empty but the thing is rather contagious and mixing with people from adjacent communities is asking for trouble.

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