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Electric cars in China

Tesla insists Shanghai production stoppage 'normal'

Electric carmaker rejects report of component shortage

Tesla founder Elon Musk has hailed the ramping up of production in Shanghai as a critical element of the electric carmaker’s growth plan.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- Tesla has halted production at its factory in Shanghai, which had been its only plant still in operation amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

"Tesla Shanghai is adjusting to normal production due to test run[s] and maintenance of production lines that were carried out during the recent holidays," the company said in a statement late Thursday, without indicating when production would resume. "All work is being executed according to plan."

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