Tesla Giga Shanghai is preparing to resume production on Monday, after being shut down for three weeks. According to sources, the factory received permission from local authorities to do so.
Recent weeks have been difficult for Tesla, as its production in China has been suspended since March 28. Shanghai, which houses the manufacturer's factory, has begun implementing lockdown measures to combat a surge in COVID-19 cases. For the next three weeks after that, production, like any other activity there, was halted. However, life in the city is gradually returning to normal.
The plan to restart production in Shanghai has been approved by local authorities but is subject to change depending on how the epidemic situation in the city develops, people who wished to remain anonymous told Reuters. According to the new plan, Tesla Giga Shanghai will also be gradually resumed. One source said the factory plans to start on April 18 with one shift and will gradually ramp up production.
April will prove challenging for Tesla in terms of production and shipping, as the manufacturer's main export hub was closed for most of the month. However, the recent launch of Giga Berlin and Giga Texas should help with that a bit.
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