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Tesla's Shanghai Shutdown Threatens to Crimp Car Production

With China offline and Tesla’s newest plants in Austin and Berlin just beginning operations, the number to watch for the quarter will be Tesla’s production figure.

Tesla’s Shanghai factory while under construction in 2019. 

Tesla’s Shanghai factory while under construction in 2019. 

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Last week, Elon Musk hosted a massive party at Tesla’s new plant in Austin, Texas for 15,000 people. The factory, which serves as Tesla’s new corporate headquarters, is the crown jewel of the company’s growing global operations.