Caixin
Dec 27, 2022 07:15 PM
TECH

Tesla Shuts Shanghai Factory for Maintenance as Demand Worries Emerge

pictureTesla’s Gigafactory in Shanghai Monday. Photo: VCG
pictureTesla’s Gigafactory in Shanghai Monday. Photo: VCG

Tesla Inc. has paused production at its Shanghai plant for the final week of 2022, stoking concerns about a lack of demand in China following the recent expansion of the facility, as well as fallout from the country’s growing Covid wave.

A Tesla representative told Caixin that the assembly line is under planned annual maintenance, with workers taking the week off. The representative said the company had not stopped production of charging piles and other products.

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