It is interesting to figure out why China is banning Teslas from various parts of the country. Tesla is the largest EV maker in the world. An exorbitantly high number of those sales come from China. In fact, Tesla has even set up a Gigafactory in Shanghai. From there, it exports its EV to various parts of the world. The access to cheap labour and low manufacturing costs are the major reasons why any carmaker heads to China, in addition to huge domestic demand. However, there are a lot of videos on the internet showing that Tesla cars are banned in various public places. Here is the reason why.
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Why China is Banning Teslas?
This video comes from serpentza on YouTube. The YouTuber has put in a lot of effort to analyse this case in depth. In the first phase of this video, there are a lot of clips from China showing the problem in real life. There are signs on the sides of the roads and near the important government buildings signifying that the Tesla cars are not allowed anywhere near. Additionally, the places where the Army or the Police are operating must also remain Tesla-free’. The main reason for this is the fear of espionage. EVs can be used to spy on people.
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EVs, and even other modern cars, come with an insane amount of electronics. Hence, recording voices, conversations, locations, and videos and relaying this information to any part of the country or the world is not all that difficult. In fact, the YouTuber even mentions a case in the US where a crime was solved based on the evidence that a basic entry-level Chevry truck was able to provide from the recordings of its surroundings. It doesn’t even come with high-tech electronics. Hence, EVs can certainly pose a real threat in the area of espionage.
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A few years ago, Huawei was also banned in the USA for the exact same reason. It was gathering important information of prominent personnel in the USA and sending it back to China. Similarly, TikTok was also found to be doing something similar. Hence, these cases are certainly not new. With Chinese EVs flooding the international markets, it becomes critical to take such things into consideration. People often fall into the trap of going for the new cheap EV from China. However, the YouTuber urges us to be cautious about the possible consequences. While we can’t confirm or deny any of this, it would be good to invest some time to read about such happenings.
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