Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk said the company would shut down if the electric car it produces was used for spying. This is Elon Musk’s first comment in response to news about China banning Tesla cars from entering military facilities in the country.
“There is a very strong urge for us to be very secretive about any information. If Tesla is using a car to spy on in China or anywhere else. Then, we will be closed,” Elon Musk said. 2021)
According to a Reuters source, the Chinese military has banned Tesla cars from entering its compound. By reason of security concerns over cameras mounted on vehicles. The restrictions come as Chinese and US diplomats hold a controversial meeting in Alaska. It was the first meeting of US and Chinese government officials since Joe Biden took office in January.
Elon Musk previously urged the US and China, as the world’s two economic giants, to have mutual trust. This was conveyed by Elon Musk in his remarks at the China Development Forum. It is a high-level business meeting organized by a foundation under the State Council.
Meanwhile in China, which is the world’s largest auto market and a major battleground for electric vehicles (EVs), Tesla sold 147,445 vehicles last year, 30% of its global total. However, Tesla is facing more competition this year from local Chinese rivals, such as Nio Inc to Geely.
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