stationary in China, recall of cars in the USA


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( — You’re here is almost at a standstill in China. In April, the automaker delivered just 1,512 vehicles from its Shanghai plant, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association. Data to be compared to nearly 66,000 shipments in March and the monthly record of nearly 71,000 vehicles delivered in December 2021. In addition, an internal Tesla memo consulted by ‘Reuters’ shows that the American group has suspended the essential of its production at its Shanghai factory as the Chinese economic capital entered its sixth week of confinement due to Covid-19.

The factory, which makes Tesla’s Model 3 and Model Y, reopened on April 19 after a 22-day shutdown, the longest since the site opened in late 2019. But like many of the hundreds of companies that have reopened factories in Shanghai in recent weeks, Tesla is not escaping the difficulties of getting production lines back up and running while keeping workers on site in a “closed loop” system. Even if they manage to get everything right, these companies depend on vendors facing similar challenges.

In addition, the automaker must recall about 130,000 vehicles in the United States due to an overheating problem that could lead to a malfunction of the central touch screen, announced the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to the regulator, overheating of the infotainment system’s processor could prevent the central display from displaying images from the rear-view camera, warning lights and other information. The recall covers 2021 and 2022 Model S and X models and 2022 Model 3 and Y models. The electric vehicle maker will provide an over-the-air software update to fix the issue, according to NHTSA.


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