Tesla faces setback at Gigafactory Shanghai due to supply issues

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Tesla is facing a setback successful ramping up accumulation astatine Gigafactory Shanghai aft the three-week shutdown of the plant. Some proviso issues are negatively affecting accumulation to the constituent that it mightiness request to unopen down again.

Like galore different companies, Tesla had to unopen down accumulation astatine its Shanghai mill past period aft section authorities imposed superior lockdowns connected the colonisation successful an effort to bounds the dispersed of COVID-19 aft a surge successful cases during the archetypal quarter.

The automaker was yet capable to restart production on April 19 aft 22 days of being unopen down.

Tesla brought backmost 8,000 radical to enactment successful a “closed-loop” displacement and slumber astatine the mill to assistance trim idiosyncratic movements successful the city.

At the time, we noted that connected apical of missing 22 days of production, it would instrumentality clip for Tesla to ramp accumulation backmost up to pre-lockdown levels.

Last week, we learned that Tesla was really making a batch of advancement and aimed to ramp accumulation backmost to 2,600 vehicles per time by May 16.

However, it looks similar Tesla has deed a setback based connected respective media reports coming retired of China. Reuters reported that Tesla had to halt accumulation connected Tuesday owed to portion shortages.

A Tesla China spokesperson told Bloomberg that accumulation has not stopped astatine Gigafactory Shanghai, but they confirmed that the automaker is having immoderate proviso issues.

Reuters updated its study to accidental that accumulation output contiguous volition beryllium constricted to conscionable 200 vehicles owed to the proviso constraints. Supply concatenation expert Ming-Chi Kuo added that the reopening was unstable owed to proviso and logistics bottlenecks but that those were temporary:

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Tesla Giga Shanghai resumption updates:
1. The accumulation aft reopening is unstable, and main bottlenecks are constituent proviso & logistics.
2. The halted accumulation is considered temporary, truthful Tesla hasn't yet moved orders from Shanghai mill to others since lockdowns. https://t.co/REHQTgvUDo

— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) May 10, 2022

Sources told Bloomberg that accumulation whitethorn person to wholly halt aboriginal this week if the proviso issues are not solved.

The reports don’t spell into details astir the quality of the proviso issues, but Aptiv, a institution that supplies ligament harnesses to Tesla, precocious announced that it had to halt shipments. It is expected to lend to Tesla’s existent proviso issues.

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