Tesla pegs production at its Shanghai plant

A Reuters reports that cited sources has it that Tesla Inc halted production at its Shanghai plant on Monday.

Production at the plant was halted as the electric vehicle maker struggle with securing parts for its electric vehicles.

Shanghai is in its sixth week of a COVID-19 lockdown that is cranking up production for manufacturers.

Tesla had planned as late as last week to increase output to pre-lockdown levels by next week.

It is not clear when the current supply issues can be resolved and when Tesla would be able to resume production.

Aptiv, Tesla’s main supplier of wire harnesses, stopped shipping from a Shanghai plant that supplies Tesla and General Motors Co (GM.N) after COVID-19 infections were found among its workers.

Tesla’s Shanghai plant, also known as the Gigafactory 3, produces the Model 3 sedan and Model Y crossover for the China market and for export.