On February 15, according to foreign media reports,Electric car maker Tesla has resumed delivery of its Shanghai factory's domestic Model 3. Prior to this, Tesla stopped production and delivery due to the outbreak of coronavirus pneumonia. Tesla enthusiasts in Shanghai posted the latest photo on Twitter showing the scene of the Model 3 being loaded into a car transporter.
After the outbreak of the new coronavirus, shares fell briefly after Tesla's China executive, Tao Lin, stopped delivering and producing Model 3 in China. On top of that, Chinese citizens who have been expecting Tesla electric cars to arrive have been forced to wait longer.
On February 10, Tesla bus sent its employees to the factory, resuming production in the Shanghai factory. At the same time, LG Chem, a battery supplier of Tesla's domestic model 3 battery, resumed operations. While China is still trying to control the outbreak of the coronavirus, other companies in Shanghai have resumed operations.
While the epidemic is not over, Tesla has begun preparing to deliver the latest-produced Model 3. So far, Tesla has reported that it currently produces up to 3,000 Model 3 cars a week in Shanghai.
Overall, Tesla doesn't appear to be worried about the impact of the temporary closure of its Shanghai plant, with its chief financial officer Zach Kirkhorn saying it was less concerned about its financial situation being hit significantly by the epidemic, as the Shanghai plant has only just begun producing cars.