Released on 08. 10. 2021 Elon Musk at a press conference on the Tesla Gigafactory. Photo: Patrick Pleul Already heard? You can now have your messages read out to you. Simply click on the play symbol in any article or add the article to your personal playlist using the plus symbol and listen to it later. Listen to the article: Actually, Tesla has its headquarters in Silicon Valley. But now Tesla boss Elon Musk wants to relocate to Texas - also for financial reasons. Austin (dpa) - Tesla is officially relocating its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Texas. CEO Elon Musk announced the move at the electric car manufacturer's general meeting. It has already been held at the new headquarters in the city of Austin, where Tesla is building a major new plant. Previously, Tesla had its headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Palo Alto. When making the announcement, Musk pointed out, among other things, that the cost of living for employees in Texas was lower Closure of the main factory in Fremont near San Francisco threatened to relocate the company headquarters to Texas. He was dissatisfied with the fact that the factory was temporarily shut down due to corona restrictions. Tesla's activities in California are to be expanded, Musk now said. Among other things, the capacity in Fremont will be increased. In addition to the factory in Texas, Tesla is also building its first European plant in Gr\u00fcnheide near Berlin.