Tesla has introduced that beginning on the finish of the day on March 23, it should briefly droop operations at its Fremont factory. It will allow the corporate to conduct ‘an orderly shutdown,’ in keeping with Tesla, which says that it has been and can proceed to observe security pointers and authorized directives with regard to its amenities and operations.
Tesla mentioned in its assertion on Thursday that it has been in touch with native, state, and federal officers over the previous couple of days. The automaker explains that regardless of ‘taking all known health precautions,’ it has turn into troublesome for a few of its places to take care of operations because of the impact it has on employees and suppliers.
Amongst different issues, Tesla has revealed that it’ll introduce ‘touchless deliveries’ in lots of places — because of this prospects will nonetheless obtain their new automobiles, however with out extra direct contact with one other individual, lowering potential publicity to the coronavirus.
The touchless deliveries would require prospects to make use of the Tesla App to unlock their new automobile within the supply parking zone. They’ll discover any paperwork that also must be signed within the automobile, the place they will fill it out after which go away it at a drop-off spot positioned on-site.
Based on Tesla, these touchless deliveries might be accessible in ‘many locations’ and they’re supposed to offer prospects with ‘additional convenience and comfort.’ The information follows a little bit of controversy involving the corporate and its tussle with native well being officers over whether or not it was exempt from a shelter-in-place order in Fremont.