Tesla suspends production at Giga Shanghai amid rising Covid cases in China

Tesla on Saturday suspended vehicle production at its Shanghai Gigafactory amid the rising Covid-19 cases in China. Reuters has reported that The automaker was mulling the plan to pause most of the works at the Shanghai Gigafactory in the last week of December 2022. However, the move comes ahead of the schedule that was already planned. The US electric car manufacturer reportedly cancelled the morning shift at the factory and told its workers that they could start their break. However, Tesla didn't give a reason behind this production suspension.

By: HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 25 Dec 2022, 12:32 PM
Follow us on:
Follow us on:
Tesla's Giga Shanghai facility manufactures Model 3 and Model Y vehicles. (REUTERS)
Tesla's Giga Shanghai facility manufactures Model 3 and Model Y vehicles. (REUTERS)
Tesla's Giga Shanghai facility manufactures Model 3 and Model Y vehicles. (REUTERS)
Tesla's Giga Shanghai facility manufactures Model 3 and Model Y vehicles.

While the automaker didn't provide any reason behind this suspension, the report claims that its own employees at the plant and the staff of suppliers also have been falling sick amid the rising cases of Covid-19 in the country. Indeed, the production suspension comes amid a rising wave of Covid-19 cases in China after the country eased its zero-Covid policy earlier this month, which came as a breather for businesses and the public. Hence, Tesla's move could be a part of the automaker's strategy to fend off Covid-9 infections.

Also Read : Tesla Model Y beats Volkswagen Beetle's 53-year-old record

Tesla is also grappling with elevated inventory levels as its second-largest market has braced for a downturn. In such a situation, Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory has been focusing on manufacturing cars for export markets for the last week instead of prioritizing the local market demand. Production suspension of the Model Y at Gigafactory Shanghai would be a part of the automaker's planned production cut of around 30 per cent in December 2022.

Similar Products

Find more Cars
Tesla Model 3 (HT Auto photo)
Electric | Automatic
₹70 - 90 Lakhs* *Expected Price
View Details
Tesla Model S (HT Auto photo)
Electric | Automatic
₹70 Lakhs - 1 Cr* *Expected Price
View Details
Mercedes-benz V-class (HT Auto photo)
1950 cc | Diesel | Automatic (Torque Converter) | 16.67 kmpl
₹71.1 Lakhs - 1.46 Cr* **Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Mercedes-benz E-class-all-terrain (HT Auto photo)
1950 cc | Diesel | Automatic | 12.06 kmpl
₹75 - 77.25 Lakhs***Last recorded price
Add to compare
View Details
Bmw X5 (HT Auto photo)
2993 cc | Diesel | Automatic (Torque Converter) | 13.38 kmpl
₹75.5 - 90.9 Lakhs***Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers

Interestingly, the news agency reported earlier this month that Tesla planned to suspend production of the Model Y electric crossover at the Shanghai Gigafactory from 25th December 2022 to 1st January next year. The Giga Shanghai is the automaker's most important manufacturing hub, which produces two of its bestselling cars - Model 3 and Model Y. The latest move comes as a disruption in the history of the Giga Shanghai, as it kept operational activities normal during the last week of December 2021.

First Published Date: 25 Dec 2022, 12:32 PM IST
Recommended for you
View all
Shopping Bag Shop Now
55% OFF
SOFTSPUN Microfiber Cloth - 4 pcs - 40x40 cms - 340 GSM Grey- Thick Lint & Streak-Free Multipurpose Cloths - Automotive Microfibre Towels for Car Bike Cleaning Polishing Washing & Detailing
Rs. 269 Rs. 604
73% OFF
pTron Bullet Pro 36W PD Quick Charger, 3 Port Fast Car Charger Adapter - Compatible with All Smartphones & Tablets (Black)
Rs. 349 Rs. 1,299
20% OFF
Involve Your Senses One Musk Organic Car Perfume Bar, Involve Your Senses Strong Fiber Air Freshener to Freshen'up Your Car - IONE01-40 g Car Accessories interior car perfumes and fresheners
Rs. 320 Rs. 399
65% OFF
ELV Car Mount Adjustable Car Phone Holder Universal Long Arm, Windshield for Smartphones - Black
Rs. 349 Rs. 999
14% OFF
Jopasu Car Duster
Rs. 749 Rs. 869
9% OFF
ShineXPro Microfiber Car Cleaning Cloth - OG Soft 500 GSM Extra Large (35x75 cm) Microfiber Cloth for Car and Bike - Suede Edging for Scratchless Drying and Detailing (Pack of 2)
Rs. 499 Rs. 549
7% OFF
Pidilite WD-40, Multipurpose Car care Spray, 420ml Rust Remover, Lubricant, Stain Remover, Powerful Chimney Cleaner, Degreaser, and Bike Chain Cleaner & Chain Lube (341g)
Rs. 347 Rs. 375
68% OFF
ORJILO Super Soft Microfiber Car Duster Exterior with Extendable Handle, Car Brush Duster for Car Cleaning Dusting - Grey
Rs. 319 Rs. 999
65% OFF
Portronics AUTO 12 in-Car Bluetooth Receiver for Handsfree Calling, Music System, Supports All Smartphones (Black)
Rs. 529 Rs. 1,499
28% OFF
Pidilite WD 40, 170 G Multipurpose Spray for Auto Maintenance, Rust Remover, Lubricant, Loosens Stuck & Rust Parts, Removes Stain & Sticky Residue, Descaling, All purpose Protectant & Cleaning Agent
Rs. 166 Rs. 230

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city