Tesla has temporarily halted most production at its German factory due to attacks in the Red Sea, which have disrupted global shipping.
Driving the news: The factory near Berlin, which manufactures Model Y vehicles and batteries, will pause production from Jan. 29 to Feb. 11.
- The conflicts in the Red Sea and the resulting shifts in transport routes between Europe and Asia have affected production in Grünheide, Germany, Tesla said.
- Shipping companies have been forced to reroute vessels around the southern tip of Africa, adding 10 or more days to the journey.
- Tesla expects to resume normal operations on Feb. 12 at its Grünheide factory, which is its first in Europe and employs 11,000 workers.