By Rebecca Elliott
Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company paused activity at its lone U.S. car plant in Fremont, Calif., because of parts shortages but has restarted operations.
“Fremont shut down for two days (parts shortages) & restarted yesterday,” Musk tweeted Thursday .
The auto industry has been grappling with a global shortfall of semiconductors that has caused production-line shutdowns. Companies such as General Motors Co. /zigman2/quotes/205226835/composite GM +0.17% , Ford Motor Co. /zigman2/quotes/208911460/composite F -0.08% and Volkswagen AG /zigman2/quotes/206919008/delayed XE:VOW +3.50% have idled some of their production capacity as they await critical parts.
Musk didn’t elaborate on the nature of the parts shortages. Tesl /zigman2/quotes/203558040/composite TSLA +0.13% a didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
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