The manufacturer Tesla finally resolved to shut down two of its industrial sites in light of the rise of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in the United States. A halt, which, according to the group, should not put him in financial danger.
Elon Musk persisted in keeping his production sites open for as long as possible, but he was forced to bow down against the directives of the authorities. In the United States, the coronavirus epidemic is spreading rapidly and thus pushes industrialists to participate in the collective effort by stopping their production plants for an indefinite period. For Tesla, these measures concern Fremont and New York.
Tesla complies with directives
" We have decided to temporarily suspend production at the Fremont factory, starting on March 23, which will allow it to be stopped in an orderly manner. Conventional operations will continue to support energy service operations and charging infrastructure, in accordance with directives from local, state and federal authorities ", We learn in an official press release.
And the document continues: " Our New York Gigafactory will also be shutdown, with the exception of parts and supplies required for critical service, infrastructure and supply chains. The operations of our other facilities will continue, notably in Nevada and our network of Superchargers », One can read. As a reminder, the New York site manufactures and assembles the group's photovoltaic panels.
Always guaranteed deliveries
As for previously planned deliveries, Tesla makes sure to satisfy its customers. They are therefore able to open their brand new electric vehicle parked in a parking lot via the company's mobile application, then sign the official documents before delivering them to a drop-off location provided for this purpose.
The firm across the Atlantic also wants to be reassuring about its financial health, it which had cash of 6.3 billion dollars at the end of the fourth quarter of 2019. What to get through this probably long health crisis in all serenity, says the Californian company.