Money Tesla would be sealed - Elon Musk to espionage allegations from China
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Tesla boss Elon Musk reacted to the allegations from China at the weekend, the e-cars could serve the espionage. Should the voices, Tesla would be sealed, so musk.
US media reports, the Chinese government is intended to prohibit military members, government officials and employees of important companies. In certain areas, the E cars should not be allowed to park anymore. The reason for this: After examining sensors and cameras of the Tesla vehicles, China is convinced that possible recordings of the cameras and sensors and sending the data into the United States could be a threat to national security. Elon Musk has contradicted that now.
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Tesla: Strong incentive for confidentiality
The Tesla boss declared a virtual discussion round under the China Development Forum that there is a "very strong incentive" to deal with information confidential, as. And: "Should Tesla in China or elsewhere use cars for espionage, we would tighten". Similar criticism because of the use of outdoor and interior cameras in Europe, that the cameras mainly served to capture telematics and video data to improve his autonomous driving systems.
restrictions or even a ban in China would hit Tesla hard. Last year, Tesla has doubled its sales in China to $ 6.7 billion. Thus, the company earns every fifth dollar in the huge rich. The Teslas sold in China are nearly a third of the global paragraph.
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Tesla in China at more than 10 percent market share
Current isbehind the very low mini-electric car Wuling Hongguang (Mini-eV) in second place, as far as the sales figures are concerned since the beginning of the year. 27,531 Sold e-cars and ten percent market share are available alone at Model 3. The Model Y rank nine brings another 6,271 sales and two percent market share to the scales.
The importance of the Tesla market is also evident in how cautious the more not known for empathetic words carmakers with the Chinese authorities. For example, Tesla has recently publicly apologized for one of his employees to have accused a governmental energy giant to have damaged the vehicle of a customer. In the corresponding videowas that Tesla apologize "deeply for the misunderstanding" and "the inconvenience caused".
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