With the spread of the new coronavirus, some parts of the United States began to implement the "closure". Recently, six counties in the San Francisco Bay area issued local asylum orders. On March 19, according to CNBC,Tesla's Freemont plant in California ignored the directive and is still operating. However, the number of people starting construction will be reduced from 10000 to 2500.
Original title: Tesla California plant refused to stop work, and Shanghai plant was supported by a special resumption team
Alameda County, where Tesla's California plant is located, issued a local asylum order on March 16 local time, requiring all non essential businesses to be closed down, and local residents can only leave home if necessary, such as purchasing food.
For Tesla's lack of cooperation, the sheriff's office of Alameda County tweeted on March 17 that Tesla's automobile manufacturing plant is not an important business that must be carried out as specified in the health order of Alameda County. The agency requires Tesla to "maintain a minimum basic operation" according to the order, which means that only basic jobs such as personnel and finance should be kept to continue operation, rather than producing new cars. Tesla is required to shut down its Fremont, Calif., plant for three weeks.
Alameda County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ray Kelly (Ray Kelly) told the US media on Wednesday :" Our instructions are clear ." He reiterated that Tesla's plant in Fremont was not a "necessary business" under the county's existing health order.
tesla north american human resources director valerie volkman (Valerie Workman) sent an email to employees on the morning of march 18, local time, encouraging them to come to work, while also promising not to "deduct points" in the performance appraisal if they choose to stay at home.
In an email to employees, volkman said there was no final decision by the municipal, county, state, and federal governments on the state of tesla's operations, and there were conflicting government guidance at all levels. Before that, non-essential employees can work at home and follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The supervisor also stressed in the email that there is no change in daily work tasks for employees in basic functional positions such as production, service, delivery, testing and support, and they should continue to report work. Employees in other positions may have temporary rescheduling to support the basic position, or they may need to be on standby at any time.
Walkman also said that employees can take paid leave if they feel uncomfortable, and they can borrow from other employees when the paid leave is used up. Other employees who are unable or unwilling to continue to work can also apply for paid leave. Those who use up paid leave can take unpaid leave, and the company will not take attendance disciplinary action.
According to the industry, Tesla insists on not stopping production or has something to do with the delivery of its new model y.
JD Power analyst Tyson Jomini (Tyson Jominy) said :" At present, maintaining the plant operation is crucial for Tesla. You won't have two chances to release a product. If a company can not increase production and delivery at this time, it will face a survival crisis, especially for Tesla. And they have high hopes for Model Y, which can not be blamed on them. Unless the sheriff is there to stop people from entering, they have to deliver the car to get the money to ."
At present, however, Tesla's factory in China is in good condition and production resumed on February 10.
On March 17, more than 30 people, including Shanghai working group, Shanghai municipal government and Management Committee of Lingang xinpian District, went to Tesla Shanghai Super factory to investigate the resumption of production. Wang Shouwen, the leader of the research team and vice minister of the Ministry of Commerce and deputy representative of international trade negotiation, spoke highly of Tesla Shanghai Super factory's exemplary leading role in the period of resumption of production, and fully affirmed Tesla's advanced experience in achieving two correct epidemic prevention production.
According to the information released by Shanghai Economic and Information Commission on March 19, Shanghai is making every effort to ensure the epidemic prevention safety of relevant enterprises in the automobile industry, and actively promoting the upstream and downstream enterprises in the industrial chain to speed up the resumption of production and stabilize the economic development of the automobile industry. At present, the three recovery rates of "demobilization, resumption of work and resumption of production" in the automobile industry have gradually increased, and normal production has basically resumed.
Among them, the Management Committee of Lingang New Area, together with Lingang group, set up a special resumption team for Tesla's Shanghai Super factory, and matched with the work specialists to raise two infrared thermometers and 10000 masks for Tesla to assist more than 600 sets of housing, solve the accommodation problem of new employees in Tesla's Shanghai Super factory, as well as the centralized isolation of employees coming / returning to Shanghai in key areas.
According to the data of China Automobile Circulation Association, during the epidemic in February 2020, Tesla China's new vehicle delivery accounted for 30% of the total sales of new energy vehicles in China.