Tesla's offline stores in the Chinese mainland will resume operations on February 17, Shanghai-based news service Cailian Press reported on Tuesday citing multiple unnamed sources.
Affected by the new coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, Tesla temporarily closed all offline stores in the Chinese mainland on February 2.
On February 8, Xu Wei, spokesman for the Shanghai municipal government said that the Tesla Shanghai factory located in the Lingang New Area of the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone is scheduled to resume production on February 10.
The Lingang New Area Management Committee also stated that, in light of the characteristics of Tesla and other key production enterprises and the actual difficulties encountered in the resumption of work, they will fully coordinate to help the enterprises put into production as soon as possible and be able to produce normally.
The epidemic of new coronavirus pneumonia has brought certain impacts to all walks of life, and new energy vehicle manufacturers Tesla is no exception. The temporary closure of Tesla's Shanghai super factory will directly affect the Model 3 delivery plan.
Tesla Vice President of Foreign Affairs Grace Tao said on Weibo on February 4 that the delivery scheduled for early February was postponed, and Tesla would try its best to postpone the speed before the epidemic improves, and the company is working on various plans.
In the face of the epidemic, Tesla also introduced some countermeasures, such as announcing that all vehicles will be charged at supercharging stations for free until the epidemic is over.