Tesla announced today it is setting up a new engineering headquarters in Palo Alto, California. The announcement was made by CEO Elon Musk and California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday, more than one year after Tesla officially moved its corporate headquarters out of the Golden State to Austin, Texas.
According to the announcement Tesla will be turning its office space at 1501 Page Mill Road into its engineering headquarters, although no details were provided on when the move will take place and how many employees will be working in the space previously occupied by Hewlett-Packard.
We first reported on Tesla leasing the 325,000 square foot office space in October 2021, and we have seen several sightings of the Semi and Cybertruck in and around the area, so Tesla has clearly already been using the space, but now it appears as though the focus of employees in the building will be engineering.
We also reported last month on a recruitment campaign Tesla was holding at the Page Mill Road campus attempting to find engineers that specialized in artificial intelligence.
Based on a review of Tesla’s Careers website they are currently hiring for hundreds of positions in Engineering & Information Technology, Autopilots & Robotics, but also many others in Supply Chain, Charging, ENergy – Solar & Storage and more.
With the new headquarters Tesla has no plans to move their corporate headquarters out of Austin, with Musk saying the company is now “kind of a dual-headquartered company” in both Texas and California.
You can watch the full announcement below.
California Engineering HQ—Remarks by Gov. Newsom/Elon Musk https://t.co/DMoY7TYK5O
— Tesla (@Tesla) February 22, 2023