Tesla has reportedly temporarily halted production on its Model 3 line in California

Tesla Fremont factory
Tesla’s Fremont, California factory.

  • Tesla told workers at its Fremont, California factory it would temporarily shut down production, a source told Bloomberg.
  • The Tesla Model 3 line shutdown would last from February 22 to March 7, the source said.
  • Tesla said last month that production could be impacted by the global semiconductor shortage.
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Tesla has told workers it will temporarily halt some production at its car assembly plant in California, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Workers on a Model 3 production line in Fremont were told their line would be down from February 22 until March 7, according to the report.

Affected staff were reportedly told they’d be paid for February 22 and 23, but not for February 28 through to March 3, the source said. They were reportedly told to use vacation days where possible.

The report did not clarify the reason for the halt, and Tesla could not be immediately reached for comment.

It was also unclear how much volume or revenue Tesla would lose due to the production halt. The Fremont plant has an annual production capacity of 500,000 Model 3s and Model Ys combined.

Tesla said last month that it might face a temporary impact from a global semiconductor shortage.

Several automakers, including General Motors, Volkswagen, and Ford, are hit by the shortage of chips, forcing them to scale down production.

President Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday ordering a review into various US supply chains, including semiconductors.

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