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SF Bay Area shelter in place

Discussion in 'Model Y: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by leodoggie, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. leodoggie

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    Six Bay Area counties including Alameda is going to shelter in place starting 12:00 am Tuesday, this may mean the Tesla factory in Fremont may have to shut down for a few weeks.
     
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    I just read two articles at Electrek about this. Guess it is possible Tesla got some exemption, but i am sure we will know tomorrow, because if no exemption, the sheriff will shut the place down. What is concerning is that Elon apparently has not been paying attention to the California health experts on this, and Elon thinks the threat is about same as seasonal flu. I think he is way off! A smart guy who does amazing things, but he has been known to make a mistake now and then, and this is one of them.
     
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  5. linux-works

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    its hard to consider 'building cars' as essential.

    please, elon, shut the damned thing down. PEOPLE work there.

    there's time for profit LATER.

    people always come first.
     
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    In purely scientific terms keeping the factory open is totally illogical. There is empirical data from around the world that tells us that if we don’t act now to stop the spread of the virus we could have up to a million cases in a month. Our health care system will be overwhelmed and the number deaths will be devastating.
    I have been waiting for a model y, I can wait some more.
     
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  8. Lozzy

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    I absolutely agree, I can wait on a car. Its ready a year before I thought it would be anyway
     
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    Also remember they support & supply solar power/energy. This is the real reason they are tagged as a ‘essential business’
    Thanks !
     
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  10. linux-works

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    that doesn't really help; there is still going to be an unsaid but noticed check-mark next to their names, depending on whether they go to work or stay home.

    that's the point of a WHOLE shutdown. you don't make people have to decide between the appearance (and keeping their job) vs their safety. putting people in that spot is unfair, cruel and outside the ethical realm of TESLA (dammit).

    be a human friggin being, elon. send everyone home. business CAN WAIT. we dont want to lose our humanity over a few weeks (maybe longer). things are just things. we can make more 'things' when we want.

    everyone is going thru this. don't try to 'optimize' this. just be a human friggin being, elon.

    that's all.
     
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    The Alameda County Sheriff just announced that Tesla is not an "essential" business. Pretty sure they'll have to shut down production now.

    Alameda County Sheriff Twitter
     
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  12. linux-works

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    ok. that's better.

    any other problems you guys want me to handle?

    lol
     
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  13. Tholland

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    Yup so that’s going to hold production up for at least 3 weeks if not longer if this virus continues on it path.
     
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    However they may be able to move existing inventory around and continue but no new cars will be produced or it will be very very very small amounts.
     
  15. smcginnis

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    I guess selling shares for all that extra cash will turn out to have been a good move. The Order allows Tesla to continue administrative and HR functions as long as they maintain “social distancing.” Watch for a flood of activity when the lockdown ends on April 7th (unless the Order is extended).
     
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    social distancing. its a frequently talked about subject, these days. practice social distancing, they say.

    I'm a geek, working in tech. I don't have to practice social distancing. I'm an expert at it.

    ;)
     
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  17. Shark2222

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    I thought social distancing and being anti social were one in the same :)
     
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    I totally get the shutdown of the factory, but what would happen to the appraisal on my trade in? It’s only good for 30 days....
     
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    I am Tesla fan boy and a casual Elon admirer. I have shrugged off Elon’s prior odd behavior as just a genius being eccentric. Tesla’s and Elon’s response to coronavirus is a tipping point for me in how I think of Elon. It also makes me feel less enthusiastic about the company and the brand. I am still a fan boy due to the mission and the product. But Tesla has to think of itself as a Fortune 500 company with responsibility towards its stakeholders and not as company struggling to survive.
     
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  20. Escape1

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    This is why no one built car factories in the Bay Area. The cost of prolonged shut down in Fremont is significantly higher than Michigan.
     

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