China: World’s biggest car market grinding to a halt.
By Mark Andrews
The sixth week of an intensifying COVID lockdown in Shanghai and the ongoing global semi-conductor shortage have all but stopped vehicle production in China, the world’s biggest auto market.
On Monday this week (May 9), Tesla’s Shanghai production line again fell silent during the latest stoppage in a string since March. After an earlier localised two-day lockdown that month, the Tesla plant was suspended from March 28 as the entire eastern side of the city entered what was billed as a four-day lockdown.
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