by Fred Lambert
Tesla says that it now doesn’t expect to be able to restart production at Gigafactory Shanghai until at least Friday, and even that could be difficult amid a citywide lockdown that is extending longer than planned.
Tesla was supposed to restart production last weekend, but it couldn’t make it work as it wasn’t able to secure enough workers and suppliers.
This is creating a difficult situation for Tesla, and it informed employees and suppliers that it now doesn’t expect to restart production until at least Friday, April 8.
It will make it 12 days of Gigafactory Shanghai not being operational – the longest shutdown since it started operations in 2019.