California welcomes Tesla global engineering HQ

California welcomes Tesla global engineering HQ

California Governor Gavin Newsom's office claims the state is home to 55 ZEV-related manufacturing companies.

California Governor Gavin Newsom joined Tesla CEO Elon Musk this week on a tour of Tesla’s new global engineering and AI headquarters in Palo Alto. Since 2009, California has supported Tesla via tax breaks and financial incentives, though despite this, Musk moved the company’s headquarters to Austin, Texas in 2021. Now, California will remain the home of Tesla and its new global engineering and AI headquarters.

According to Newsom’s office, California is the nation’s leading ZEV market, with nearly 1.4 million ZEVs sold as of December 2022 – representing 40% of all ZEVs sold in the U.S. California also leads the nation in ZEV infrastructure, with 80,027 shared electric vehicle chargers and 63 hydrogen stations.

Newsom’s office adds that the state is home to 55 ZEV-related manufacturing companies.

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