Panasonic said on Saturday that the outbreak of coronavirus it will temporarily suspend production at a joint venture to produce batteries with U.S. car manufacturer Tesla in Nevada.
Japanese company producing electronics, which supplies batteries for Tesla, in the beginning of the week will curtail work on the so-called Gigafactory 1, and then close it for 14 days, the report said Panasonic.
The representative of Panasonic declined to comment on how the suspension will affect Tesla, which produces batteries using elements of the Panasonic factory in Nevada.
On Thursday, Tesla said that her job at the factory to produce batteries in Nevada will continue, and on March 24 it will suspend production at its plant for the production of cars in the Bay area of San Francisco.
To Panasonic said that factory workers in Nevada, injured from a stop, will get full pay and benefits for the entire period. At the close object will be subjected to intensive cleaning, the report said.
The journal Reno Gazette Journal, which earlier reported on the planned suspension, announced that the plant in Nevada in Panasonic employs about 3,500 people.