The Shanghai Gigafactory, located in the Pudong district east of the city’s Huangpu River, halt production from Monday to Thursday after the city announced a two-stage lockdown to combat a spike in Covid-19 cases.
Lockdowns in districts east of the river were scheduled to be lifted in the early hours of April 1 and the US automaker had originally planned to resume production that day.
Based on information quoted by Reuters on Thursday (31/3), the latest internal notification said that they had canceled production plans for April 1 and April 2.
Two people familiar with the matter said Tesla had not yet obtained permission from the Shanghai government to ship an electric car assembled outside Pudong to the western part of the city.
Companies may also choose to extend the suspension due to a shortage of workers, with lockdowns continuing in some housing complexes.
Earlier, the company told Reuters that it is strictly implementing China’s epidemic prevention and control requirements and will adapt its work based on its Covid-19 prevention policy.