Tesla China sets the record straight on the January shutdown

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Tesla China has set the record straight on its planned shutdown in late January for the Chinese New Year.

Per a Tesla China release to local outlet Caijing.com:

The rumoured information about Tesla’s holiday is not accurate. In fact, most of the employees at the Shanghai Gigafactory will be on holiday from January 20-28, which will be one day longer than the statutory holiday before and after, allowing everyone to flexibly arrange their homecoming time. Some employees have spent the holidays in place for the past two years and have not been home for the New Year for several years. Also, during this period, some workshops still need to continue to operate at high speed, and we have made preparations for the relevant arrangements.

Tesla, of course, has been bearish in production out of Giga Shanghai, so the extra day off may benefit the workers for a successful year.

However, it does appear that some employees at the facility will continue to work over the holiday.

Specific workshops need to continue running at high speed to keep up with production at Giga Shanghai.

Tesla China did not confirm which workshops are still going to be running but we can assume that those employees will get time off later in the year.

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