Tesla, in hot water over rising accidents, says information about the company may be false
Published: May 30, 2021 12:17 PM
Employees work at the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai, east China, Nov. 20, 2020. Photo:Xinhua

Employees work at the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai, east China, Nov 20, 2020. Photo:Xinhua

Tesla posted on its Chinese social media Sina Weibo account six apology statements on Friday, addressing "some degree" of false online information about the US carmaker, as the automaker finds itself in hot water in China market over a recent spate of its car accidents.

More consumers are taking interest in Tesla and electric vehicles as Tesla-related information and posts are getting growing public attention, said Tesla's statements, noting that such information and posts however contained a "slight" degree of false information.

Tesla will share verified information regularly in order to help the public get to know the facts about the company, said the post, adding that the development of any emerging industry cannot be separated from the attention and support of the society.

The leading US electric carmaker has been under the media spotlight over a series of users' complaints with an increasing focus on its safety woes, especially regarding its braking system after a slew of incidents have been reported in China..

Statistics from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) showed that Tesla sold 25,845 electric vehicles in April in the Chinese market, down 27.15 percent from March's 35,478 vehicles.

Global Times