By Tim Higgins 

Elon Musk said Tesla Inc. is resuming production of cars at its lone U.S. assembly factory outside of San Francisco, in defiance of local authorities that have ordered the plant to remain shutdown as part of the area's efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The chief executive announced the plans on Twitter Monday: "I will be on the line with everyone else," he wrote. "If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me."

Write to Tim Higgins at Tim.Higgins@WSJ.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

May 11, 2020 17:11 ET (21:11 GMT)

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