Chinese regulators summon Tesla over quality


10th February, 2021 10:22:35 printer

Chinese regulators summon Tesla over quality

Five Chinese regulators have summoned Tesla over quality and safety issues as it ramps up production of its latest model in its Shanghai factory.

China is Tesla's largest market after the US and the electric carmaker sold 120,000 units there in 2020.

Authorities have recently received complaints about abnormal acceleration and battery fires, according to a statement released on Monday.

Tesla said it will strengthen self-inspection and its internal management.

China is the world's largest car market and its government has been heavily promoting the adoption of electric vehicles. This helped Tesla sell 15,484 locally-made vehicles there last month, according to the China Passenger Car Association.