Tesla China’s efforts to keep Gigafactory Shanghai appear to be operational, with its electric vehicle production facility resuming operations on Friday. Giga Shanghai briefly halted for two days in its operations amid China’s tightening restrictions due to the recent surge in Covid cases in the country.
The Shanghai-based Tesla Electric Vehicle Factory restarted production of its two-shift vehicles on Friday, 7 a.m. local time. The facility will operate around the clock again, which means Model 3 and Model Y production should start ramping up in the coming days. Reportedly enough workers at the factory have returned to their sites after being placed in a nearby apartment complex for 48 hours. This time was spent testing workers for possible Covid-19 infections.
As noted in a report from Car News, updates on Giga Shanghai’s return to operations were shared by individuals who were familiar with the electric vehicle maker’s operations. The individuals who provided the information chose to remain anonymous as they were reportedly not authorized to speak to the media. For its part, Tesla China has not commented on Giga Shanghai’s operations yet.
With Gigafactory Shanghai back in business after a two-day break, Tesla’s production from China this month may still be impressive. March has 31 days, after all, and a Closed for two days He should not pull the company’s numbers too much. Notably, Tesla delivered a record 70,847 vehicles in December 2021, a month with the same number of days as March, which also happened to be the last month of the quarter.
Tesla typically engages in a quarter-end delivery drive, in which company workers dig deep during the last quarter to ensure maximum vehicle deliveries. While this system has allowed Tesla to publish staggering numbers, CEO Elon Musk has done just that He called for an end to this practice, noting in an email from November 2021 that the blitzkrieg deliveries burn company workers. Musk wrote that Tesla should work to reduce the wave of deliveries that usually take place in the last weeks of the quarter.
Given that March is the last month of Q1 2022, it wouldn’t be surprising if Tesla China ends up carrying out a car delivery attack in the coming days anyway. After all, Tesla China usually dedicates the last weeks of the quarter to Domestic Vehicle Delivery. Based on the performance of the Model 3 and Model Y in the electric vehicle segment in China, the demand for electric Tesla vehicles is notable.
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