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Tesla Shanghai factory reopens under special conditions

20.04.2022 95 просмотров

Tesla has reopened its Shanghai plant, but the city remains under lockdown.


The American electric car manufacturer Tesla has resumed production at its Shanghai plant, which has been in a hard lockdown for almost a month. This was reported on Tuesday by Xinhua News Agency.


Earlier, information was circulated on the network that  that Tesla allegedly, in response to an inquiry from investors, reported that the operation of the enterprise in Shanghai, stopped due to due to the spread of covid, will be resumed no earlier than in mid May. The company called these reports rumors. Due to the complete lockdown in the metropolis, the Tesla electric car factory in Shanghai has been out of business since March 28.


The work of the plant has been resumed under special conditions. Employees involved in car assembly live at the facility, are regularly tested for covid, and also comply with all other sanitary requirements. The company provides them with food and additional cash bonuses for working under lockdown conditions.


According to data released recently by the China Passenger Car Association, sales of Tesla electric vehicles assembled in China in the first quarter exceeded 182,000 units. units, for the same period of 2021, this figure was 69,000. electric cars. In  March, there was also a positive trend in sales. Over the last month, Tesla managed to sell more than 65.8 thousand cars on the market. cars, the growth of this indicator in annual terms amounted to & nbsp; 85%. According to experts, due to the suspension of production at the plant in Shanghai, about 40,000 units remained unproduced. electric vehicles.


The agreement to build the Tesla plant in Shanghai was signed in July 2018. The first stage of the enterprise, located in the Lingang District of the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone, was completed in just one year by the end of 2019. The total investment in  this project will be about 50 billion yuan (about 7.8 billion dollars).


Model 3 sedan and Model Y crossover are assembled at the Shanghai facility. in particular to  Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands and Norway.


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