Tesla may be shortening shifts at Giga Shanghai and halting on-boarding

Tesla China may start shortening shifts at Giga Shanghai as soon as Monday. According to a report by Bloomberg, Tesla will now run two 9.5-hour shifts at the facility.

Previously Tesla was running two 11.5-hour shifts to keep up with increased production targets.

These are the same hourly shift cuts that we reported would happen earlier this month.

In addition, according to the same report from Bloomberg, Tesla is also pausing on-boarding of new employees.

Some employees are reportedly being told that the company currently has no need for new workers until after Chinese New Year in January.

However, there has been a gap between production and sales for a couple of months and that gap is growing.

In October, the company had a gap of over 16,000 vehicles between production and sales per China Merchants Bank International data.

Tesla cut prices for the Model 3 and Model Y in China in October.

As well, they are now offering a RMB 6,000 discount for consumers who buy inventory cars as of last week.

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