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Exclusive: Tesla halts production at Shanghai plant due to supply issues – sources

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tesla Inc halted production at its Shanghai plant on Monday due to issues with supplies, two people familiar with the matter said.

The suspension comes just three weeks after the U.S. automaker partially resumed production at the Shanghai plant on April 19 following a 22-day closure caused by the city’s COVID-19 lockdown, reflecting the complexity and uncertainties of keeping manufacturing going as China battles the coronavirus.

It is unclear when the supply issues can be resolved and when Tesla can resume production, said the people, who declined to be identified as the matter is private. Shanghai is now in its sixth week of lockdown.

Among Tesla suppliers facing issues is wire harness maker Aptiv which had to stop shipping supplies from a plant that supplies Tesla and General Motors after with infections found among its employees, sources said on Monday.

Tesla did not immediately respond to a query for comment.

(Reporting by Zhang Yan and Brenda Goh; Editing by Kim Coghill)


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