Tesla now shutting down manufacturing plant in California

Its solar panel factory in Buffalo, New York, is suspending operations as well

On March 23rd Tesla says it will shut down its car manufacturing plant in Fremont, California due to COVID-19.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Tesla wasn’t going to shut down its Fremont factory even though it wasn’t an essential business. Since then, there’s been a constant back and forth with law enforcement regarding whether Tesla’s plant is an essential service, reports The Verge.

The company says that it’s going to provide some form of paid leave to its hourly workers, according to The Verge. 

These shutdowns only apply to the company’s Fremont and New York factories. It’s Gigafactory in Nevada is still operational.

Tesla is still planning to deliver cars using a touchless method that utilizes the company’s app. That said, if all of its factories shut down, it will quickly run out of cars to deliver.

Source: The Verge