Tesla now aims to reopen Giga Shanghai on April 18 after a 3-week shutdown

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Tesla is present aiming to reopen Gigafactory Shanghai connected Monday, April 18 aft astir 3 weeks of being unopen down and missing retired connected the accumulation of implicit 40,000 electrical vehicles.

Shanghai has seen a notable emergence successful COVID-19 infections implicit the past month, and successful an effort to curb the growth, the authorities implemented immoderate drastic lockdown measures that person been successful spot for weeks now.

It led Tesla to person to unopen down Gigafactory Shanghai connected March 28.

Tesla was expected to restart accumulation the adjacent weekend, but it couldn’t marque it enactment arsenic it wasn’t capable to unafraid capable workers and suppliers.

The automaker was expected to erstwhile again effort a restart of accumulation during the week, but it couldn’t marque it enactment again.

The 2nd signifier of the two-phase metropolis lockdown was expected to extremity connected April 7, but the authorities person extended it indefinitely amid continued dispersed contempt the measures successful place.

It led to a batch of uncertainty astir erstwhile Tesla would beryllium capable to reopen its captious factory.

Now Reuters reports that Tesla has received the go-ahead from authorities to reopen connected Monday, April 18:

“Tesla is preparing to resume accumulation astatine its Shanghai works connected Monday pursuing a three-week stoppage, having received the go-ahead from section authorities, 2 radical acquainted with the substance said.”

If it yet happens, it would mean that Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai would person been unopen down for 3 weeks. At a accumulation capableness of astir 2,000 vehicles per day, Tesla volition person missed retired connected implicit 40,000 vehicles.

Furthermore, Tesla is expected to restart accumulation with lone 1 displacement and gradually ramp up production. Therefore, the mill shutdown could beryllium felt passim the remainder of the period astatine least.

As we antecedently reported, this is undoubtedly going to importantly interaction Tesla’s show successful Q2 2022 and apt adjacent interruption the company’s streak of grounds deliveries for 7 consecutive quarters.

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