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Tesla Shanghai to Enter "Closed-Loop" System With Workers Sleeping in Factory

  • EV maker has restarted Shanghai output in closed-loop system
  • Employees to get mattress, meals and $63-a-day stipend
The Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai.
The Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai.Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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Tesla Inc. has restarted production at its Shanghai factory and laid out stringent measures for staff operating in the so-called closed-loop system, according to people familiar with the matter.

The electric-vehicle maker will provide each worker with a sleeping bag and mattress, a memo sent to employees and viewed by Bloomberg shows. Given there isn’t any purpose-built dorm, people will be required to sleep on the floor in a designated area and there will be other spaces allocated for showering, entertainment (both yet-to-be completed) and catering, the memo shows.