Tesla Inc. said it will locate its “global engineering headquarters” in Palo Alto, California, a sign of cooperation between the electric-vehicle maker and the state it once called home.
The company is occupying the former headquarters of Hewlett Packard, Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said Wednesday in a live-streamed event with California Governor Gavin Newsom. They offered few other details about the move, and didn’t specify if it would create any new jobs.
The announcement suggests a thaw in the frosty relations between Tesla and California after the company moved its corporate headquarters out of Palo Alto to Austin, Texas, in 2021. With more than 47,000 employees in California, the automaker has maintained a large footprint in the state, including hardware and software engineering in Palo Alto, its auto plant in Fremont, battery development and testing in San Diego and Megapack production in Lathrop.
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