Tesla sets up data center in China amid espionage problems
The media cited anonymous sources.
The ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday on reported safety issues involving Tesla.
Tesla recently faced a rocky road in China, the world’s largest auto market.
Authorities have expressed concern about several problems with the cars, including “abnormal acceleration” and “battery fires”.
The company has also been directly criticized by consumers. In February, he was forced to apologize after a video showed one of his staff in the Chinese city of Nanchang telling a customer that a potential public grid overload could have caused problems for his electric vehicle after charging.
The company was quickly criticized by Chinese state media at the time. He later apologized to “car owners” and vowed to “conduct strict self-examination and self-correction, while cooperating with the investigation of relevant government departments.”
Tesla admitted the stakes are high.
“I am very confident about Tesla’s future in China,” he told the network. “The Chinese economy, I think, can do very well over the next decade and will become the largest economy in the world.”
– Shanshan Wang contributed to this report.