Shanghai’s COVID-19 Lockdown: The Effects on the Automotive Industry.
By Mark Andrews
Production Halted by May?
Chinese EV start-up XPeng’s CEO He Xiaopeng commented on April 14 in a post on WeChat, a Chinese Whatsapp equivalent that also has a Twitter-like Moments feed,
“If suppliers in Shanghai and neighboring cities can’t find a way to dynamically resume production, then probably all automakers in China will have to halt production by May.”
While Shanghai’s lockdown might be garnering the world’s attention, Nomura data showed that as of April 11 there were 45 cities under full or partial lockdown. The 373 million people affected account for 26% of China’s population and moreover, they are responsible for 40% of the GDP.
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