BEIJING (Reuters) – Data collected from Tesla Inc’s electric cars in China is stored in China, the U.S. automaker’s vice president said, after reports that China’s military has banned Teslas from its facilities.
“Tesla as a company with operations in China must abide China’s laws and regulations,” Tao Lin told reporters in Beijing on Tuesday.
“Our data is very well protected. Chinese data is stored in China.”
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said in March his company would be shut down if its cars were used to spy.
(Reporting by Stella Qiu, Yilei Sun and Tony Munroe; Editing by Stephen Coates)