Tesla formally moved its company headquarters from California to Texas in 2021, however in current weeks, the automaker has debuted one other new headquarters within the West Coast state. Not removed from the corporate’s Fremont, California Gigafactory, the automaker now has a brand new house for its engineering operations, aptly positioned in Silicon Valley close to quite a lot of different tech firms.
Above: A Tesla Mannequin Y (Picture: Casey Murphy / EVANNEX).
Now, Tesla’s engineering headquarters is formally positioned in Palo Alto, California, as introduced by the corporate and Governor Gavin Newson at a gap occasion in current weeks, and as detailed in stories from Reuters and USA Today. The workplace house is positioned in a former Hewlett-Packard constructing, and CEO Elon Musk says the opening of the engineering headquarters within the house is “poetic.”
“We’re excited to announce that Tesla’s world engineering headquarters will likely be proper right here, on the former headquarters of Hewlett Packard,” Musk mentioned. “This can be a poetic transition from the corporate that based Silicon Valley to Tesla.”
The information got here at a gap occasion on the Palo Alto location, throughout which Musk and Newsom have been each current. Tesla’s Austin, Texas location will stay the corporate’s primary headquarters, however now he says the Palo Alto web site will likely be “successfully a headquarters of Tesla.”
Musk additionally mentioned that Tesla could be “type of a dual-headquartered firm,” with engineering operations happening in Palo Alto, whereas a lot of the automaker’s automobile manufacturing and company happenings would report back to its Austin, Texas headquarters.
“It’s going to be epic,” Musk mentioned. “We’ll construct the longer term right here.”
It’s not fully clear what Tesla will particularly give attention to in Palo Alto, although Musk beforehand mentioned the corporate would construct the upcoming Optimus robotic on the location, and it solely stands to purpose that its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving beta applications will likely be hosted on the web site. Usually, AI operations will be anticipated to fall underneath the corporate’s engineering program.
California additionally stays a bunch to many rivaling autonomous driving firms, together with the Common Motors-owned Cruise (San Francisco) and Google father or mother Alphabet’s Waymo (Mountain View). Moreover, Apple is testing autonomous driving and the tech large is headquartered in Cupertino.
In January, Tesla mentioned its whole California operations had elevated to about 47,000 staff within the state. The corporate’s historical past in California is huge, and its Fremont manufacturing unit was the primary at-volume plant for the corporate’s automobiles. Moreover, the location nonetheless ships vehicles world wide at the moment, and Musk says the state will stay a key area of progress for Tesla within the years to come back.
“Though we’re clearly increasing in lots of elements of the world, we have continued to broaden in California your entire time,” Musk mentioned. “Yearly, we have grown our headcount in California considerably and we anticipate that to proceed sooner or later.”