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Tesla’s China Output Halted for Days Last Month on Chip Shortage

  • Shortage of electronic control units was a particular problem
  • Production line paused for at least four days, has now resumed
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Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Tesla Inc. temporarily halted some operations at its factory in Shanghai last month, according to people familiar with the matter, as the global shortage of semiconductors hit the electric-car maker in one of its most important markets. 

Part of a production line at the China plant was halted for about four days in August because of a lack of key chips, the people said, asking not to be identified because the details are private.