Chinese Regulators Throw Spanner in Tesla’s Works
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.
Tesla Shanghai said it “sincerely accepted the guidance of government departments” and that it had “deeply reflected on shortcomings” in a statement.
Tesla is already facing quality issues in the US and is to recall large numbers of Model S and Model X cars over failing touchscreens.
The timing couldn’t be worse for the world’s most valuable car company as it faces growing competition from Chinese rivals.
Chinese electric-vehicle startup NIO unveiled a fourth production model last month while Li Auto and XPeng have new models in production.
On Monday, Tesla threw its weight behind Bitcoin after revealing it bought $1.5bn (£1.1bn) of the cryptocurrency in January and expects to start accepting it as payment in future.