After two days of closure, Tesla’s Shanghai plant resumed production on Friday. That’s how Reuters reported today, citing people familiar with the matter.
Tesla’s Shanghai factory restarted double-shift production at 7 a.m. local time, the report said. In the report, quite a number of employees returned to work after they were required to be tested for Covid-19 first.
On Wednesday, Reuters reported that Tesla’s Shanghai plant had to close for two days citing internal communications and notices to suppliers.
The notice did not specify the reason for the closure. However, the notice added that the closure came as China tightened restrictions due to the spike in Covid-19.
Tesla said that they would actively cooperate with local governments to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
According to data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), Tesla cars made in China have sold 56,515 in February, 33,315 of which were exported and 23,200 for domestic needs in China.
The two-day closure of Tesla’s Shanghai factory cost the company about 4,000 units of production.