Tesla Seeks Chinese Government Support for Its Suppliers Amid Power Cuts

Tesla has requested Shanghai’s authorities to assist guarantee its suppliers in China’s Sichuan province would have adequate electrical energy provide amid an influence crunch, a authorities letter and other people acquainted with the matter stated.

Tesla’s request got here because it ramps up manufacturing at its Shanghai manufacturing unit following a bumpy few months. It shut down its plant in Shanghai for weeks round Could through the metropolis’s two-month lengthy Covid-19 lockdown. Tesla is worried that ought to part provides be delayed because of the energy cuts, its automobile manufacturing would additional face backlogs, the folks stated.