According to an internal letter outlining the automaker’s most recent production schedule, which Reuters obtained, and two individuals with knowledge of the situation, Tesla Inc. will halt Model Y assembly at its Shanghai facility between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
The two persons stated that the production of the Vehicle Y, Tesla’s best-selling model, at the Shanghai facility will be reduced by around 30% in the month as a result of the stoppage of assembly at the end of the month.
The Elon Musk electric car company’s primary manufacturing facility, located in Shanghai, continued to operate normally throughout the final week of December of the previous year.
According to the two workers, it hasn’t been standard procedure for the facility to close down for a holiday at the end of the year.
A request for comment from Tesla was not immediately complied with.
According to the document, Tesla expects to produce slightly more than 20,000 Model Y vehicles over the course of the final three weeks of December, not counting the week when production was halted.
Contrarily, according to the sources, Tesla maintained its Model Y production at a weekly rate of roughly 13,000 vehicles in November, which amounted to 39,000 over a three-week period.
It was unclear if and how the planned halt of the Model Y’s production during the last week of the month would effect output of the Model 3. The majority of the manufacturing at the Shanghai factory goes toward the Model Y.
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