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Tesla shuts down its Service Center in China’s Suzhou some days after a fire, report

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The automaker Tesla has shut down its service center located in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, Yicai Global reported on Tuesday citing internal sources. The center caught fire on Friday (July 8) and the Suzhou Fire department disclosed that there were “5-6 vehicles” in the center.

“The facility that burst into flames was a directly-operated sheet metal spraying center specialized in repairing vehicles’ exterior damages. Tesla has “148 authorized sheet metal spraying centers in China, but only 18 of them are directly operated,” Yicai reported.

According to CPCA data released last week, Tesla China sold 78,905 vehicles in June representing an increase of 145% month-over-month. The automaker sold 52,557 Model Y and 26,349 Model 3 units and from the 78,905 sold, only 968 units were exported.

In the second quarter, Tesla produced 258,580 vehicles of which 254,695 were delivered, a decrease from the 310,048 units delivered in the first quarter. The company added that June was the highest vehicle production month in its history.

“In the second quarter, we produced over 258,000 vehicles and delivered over 254,000 vehicles, despite ongoing supply chain challenges and factory shutdowns beyond our control. June 2022 was the highest vehicle production month in Tesla’s history,” the automaker said.

The company will post its financial results for the second quarter of 2022 after the market closes on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. At that time, Tesla will issue a brief advisory containing a link to the Q2 2022 update, which will be available on Tesla’s Investor Relations website. Tesla management will hold a live question and answer webcast that day at 4:30 p.m. Central Time to discuss the Company’s financial and business results and outlook.

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