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Tesla Pauses Plants After Ending Shaky Quarter With a Production Milestone

  • Factories in China and Germany will idle for several weeks
  • Worldwide production climbed to an all-time high in June
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Tesla Idles Plants in China and Germany
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Tesla Inc. investors have a lot to parse after the July 4 holiday: a disappointing quarter of deliveries, a record month of production, and now several weeks of downtime at multiple plants.

The electric-car maker will halt most production on its Model Y assembly line in Shanghai for the first two weeks of July, then stop the Model 3 line for a 20-day stretch starting July 18, Bloomberg reported last month. Upgrade work at the factory to boost output of both vehicles is expected to be completed by early August, people familiar with the matter said.