Auto manufacturers and suppliers account for more than a third of the first 666 companies prioritized to resume operations by the Chinese government following Shanghai’s Covid-19 lockdown, according to a “whitelist” created by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology last week and seen by Chinese media Caixin. Besides giants such as Tesla and Volkswagen’s partner SAIC, others on the list include German auto supplier ZF and China’s Yanfeng Automotive Interiors. No official restart date has yet been issued, however, Tesla reportedly began preparing for the reopening of its Shanghai facilities on Monday, while SAIC began conducting stress tests at its plants on the same day. [Caixin, in Chinese]