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Tesla Idles China Plant, Suspending Vehicle Output Worldwide

  • Company says it’s conducting normal maintenance work
  • Workers at Shanghai factory told to return as soon as May 9
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Tesla Shuts Down All Vehicle Output Worldwide
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Tesla Inc. suspended production at its plant on the outskirts of Shanghai, according to people familiar with the matter, bringing to a halt all of the company’s vehicle manufacturing globally.

The electric-car maker informed factory workers who were supposed to return to work Wednesday, after China’s five-day Labor Day break, that their holiday would be extended and they will return as soon as May 9, according to the the people, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public.