Tesla is temporarily closing plants in the United States

Tesla’s Shares fell 8% after the company announced the temporary closure of its plant in Fremont. In addition, there is a new York company producing solar panels installed on the roof. Plant in Nevada, which produces the batteries for now will continue to work.

“Despite taking all known precautions in respect of health, continuing operations (to prevent the spread of the epidemic) in some places has created problems for our employees, their families and our suppliers”, — stated in the message of Tesla.

of Course, to concede under pressure from the authorities of the state of California that require them to isolate employees Tesla had at the wrong time. The company is just beginning to ramp up production of its SUV Model Y. Previously, Musk said that the demand for this model will be much higher than all the other Tesla cars.

on the eve of Twitter Elon Musk said that the factory, recently launched a company in China, operating in a normal mode. As reported by Reuters, the representative of Tesla in Shanghai, the production capacity at the Chinese plant exceeded “decoloniality” level, and on March 6, more than 91% of the employees returned to work.

However, the start of production of the Model Y in Shanghai scheduled until 2021. The company plans to expand production capacity at the Chinese plant. First of all it concerns the production of components.

meanwhile, as reported by Reuters, the China Association of passenger vehicles in January, Tesla sold in China 2620 machines, and in February — 3900. And this despite the fact that the total drop in sales in the automotive market in China in February rose to 83%.

However, far-reaching plans Tesla broke the coronavirus, who came to the United States, and demand management of the state of California to send all the employees home. According to Reuters, the negotiations with officials were conducted for several days, but the Mask had to give.

Avtoproizvodstvaeh said that he has enough liquidity to cope with a long period of uncertainty.

Tesla is not the only American automaker that covers the enterprise. Earlier similar decision was announced by the Big three from Detroit: Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler.

earlier Elon Musk said that his company can deal with the issue scarce in many hospitals, devices for artificial lung ventilation. Similar negotiations U.S. authorities are also working with GM and Ford. However, in case of preservation of the enterprises, not the fact that our plans will be realized.