Tesla will suspend production at its Fremont factory starting end of day March 23 in response to coronavirus (TSLA)
- After days of going back and forth with authorities, Tesla will shut down its Buffalo and Fremont plants — both of which are in states hard hit by the coronavirus.
- Operations will cease at the end of the day on Monday, March 23rd.
- “You should continue to report to your current location til the end of day Monday as current operations will continue over the next few days,” the company told employees in an email on Thursday.
- Hourly employees will be provided paid leave once operations are suspended.
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Tesla will suspend production at its Fremont facility starting end of day March 23rd, according to an internal email viewed by Business Insider. Fremont is an California’s Alameda County which is currently under a shelter-in-place order due to the coronavirus.
“You should continue to report to your current location til the end of day Monday as current operations will continue over the next few days,” the email said.
It continued: “Staring Tuesday March 24 we will transition to minimum basic operations to support vehicle and energy service operations and customers, and Supercharging infrastructure as directed by authorities.”