Tesla restarts limited production at Giga Shanghai after weeks of closure (video)

-

-Advertisement-

A drone flyover video of Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai and a report from Bloomberg Quint suggest that the factory has restarted production after weeks of COVID-related closure.

Giga Shanghai production was halted due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in the Chinese towards the end of March. This closure negatively impacted Tesla’s Q1 2022 production and delivery numbers.

Tesla employees started arriving at Giga Shanghai on April 17th but production only started yesterday (April 18th).

Tesla Model Y Accessories by EVANNEX (Sponsored Banner).
– Sponsored –

The aerial video taken by a state-owned Chinese newspaper (ThePaper.cn) shows a few Giga Shanghai employees coming to the factory yesterday and some Tesla Model 3 body frames being moved from the outside of the factory (watch below).

According to a factory memo obtained by Bloomberg Quint, Tesla is providing Giga Shanghai workers with a mattress and sleeping bag to sleep at the factory. Workers have to find a spot to sleep on the factory floor. Tesla is also providing 3 meals a day and entertainment opportunities to employees working a 12-hour shift daily with one day off in a week.

However, Giga Shanghai workers have to follow a strict COVID-19 prevention routine with daily blood tests for the first 3 days, daily temperature checks, and washing hands at least 4 times a day (Source: Bloomberg Quint).

A daily stipend of 400 yuan ($63) is also provided to Giga Shanghai employees. Tesla employees are called to the factory only from areas of the Shanghai city marked “low risk”. The latest video from the factory also shows a Tesla bus bringing in employees from parts of the COVID-hit city.

– Advertisement –

During the weekend, the government of Shanghai city released a list of 666 companies that it encouraged to restart operations. Tesla is one of the two OEMs on this list that Shanghai asked to restart production, the list was posted by a Twitter account that reports EV data from China.

Tesla’s Shanghai car manufacturing plant produces Model 3 compact electric sedan and Model Y mid-size electric SUV to be sold locally in China and export these cars to South East Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. So, it’s a major driver in Tesla’s quarterly production and delivery numbers.

Update: Song Gang, the Senior Director of manufacturing at Giga Shanghai told local media that 8,000 workers have already returned to the factory for work. “The battery and motor production lines are already producing at full speed,” he said.

The vehicle production line will be back to full speed in a single shift in the next 3-4 days, Song added.

Stay tuned for constant Tesla updates, follow us on: 
Google News | Flipboard | RSS (Feedly).

Drone video: Employees start to appear at Tesla Giga Shanghai as of April 18th, 2022 to restart production at the plant. Credit: ThePaper.cn via Moneyball / Twitter.
Iqtidar Ali
Iqtidar Alihttp://www.teslaoracle.com
Iqtidar has been writing about Tesla, Elon Musk, and EVs for more than 3 years on XAutoWorld.com, many of his articles have been republished on CleanTechnica and InsideEVs, maintains a healthy relationship with the Tesla community across the Social Media sphere. You can reach him on Twitter @IqtidarAlii

Latest News

Study: The Current Generation of Students Is Pushing for Sustainable Electric Vehicles

Sustainability is a crucial factor directly influencing consumer choices, particularly among Gen Z students. Within the auto market, younger...

FSD Beta v12.2.1 is coming pre-installed on new Tesla vehicles with Full Self-Driving transfers

Tesla (TSLA) started rolling out its most awaited FSD Beta release version 12 (12.2.1) earlier this week. As we...

Tesla begins wider release of FSD Beta 12.2.1 (2023.44.30.2) — it can finally take smooth U-turns (videos)

After a long wait of weeks and months, Tesla (TSLA) has finally started pushing the Full Self-Driving Beta v12...

Tesla to fix auto wiper issues with an OTA software update soon

A Tesla (TSLA) software engineer has confirmed on X (Twitter) that the automaker will soon release an over-the-air (OTA)...
- Advertisement -

Starship 28 stacked on Booster 10 for the first time in preparation for Flight 3 orbital launch test

Yesterday, Elon Musk's SpaceX moved the next candidates for Starship Flight 3 to the Orbital Launch Mount (OLM) at...

Starship Flight 3 likely to reach orbit, Elon Musk explains the reason for Flight 2 explosion and achievements of 2023

This past Friday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk gave almost an hour-long presentation at the Starbase Rocket Garden. The vibrant...

SpaceX ends 2023 with a major Starship Flight 3 milestone — 33 engine Booster 10 static fire test

Elon Musk's commercial spaceflight and space exploration company SpaceX completed its year with a major Starship milestone. On Friday...

Tesla Tips & Tricks

Here’s how to open a frozen Tesla Model 3/Y door handle

Snow and rain in the extremely cold weather can...

Here’s how Tesla Car Wash Mode works

Teslas are undoubtedly the world's most sophisticated production cars...

Tesla Quarterly Reports & Eearnings

- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended for You