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Tesla shuts down Shanghai plant as COVID cases in China surge



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Tesla suspended manufacturing at its busiest facility in Shanghai, in response to an inside memo.

No motive was given for the work stoppage, according to Reuters, whose reporters noticed the communication. It merely advised the morning shift employees they might begin their vacation break early.

Earlier this month, Elon Musk’s electrical car producer mentioned that it was stopping work forward of the vacation break, however the anticipated shutdown got here sooner than introduced.

Tesla had deliberate to droop manufacturing of Mannequin Y automobiles from Dec. 25 to Jan. 1.

The work stoppage comes amid a surge in COVID infections in China. Employees have been calling in sick on the plant, in response to the information service.