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Tesla assists police in investigating fatal Model Y crash in China

China is Tesla’s second-biggest market, and the crash was among the most trending topics on social media platform Weibo.

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November 13, 2022, 3:40pm

Tesla logo image file for representation purposes only (REUTERS)
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US electric vehicle maker Tesla said it will assist Chinese police in investigating an accident involving a Model Y electric sedan, after the press reported that two people died and three were injured when the driver was driving. This vehicle lost control. Jimu News reported, the incident happened on November 5 in Guangdong province, in the south of the country, killing a motorbike rider and a high school girl.

The bulletin said the police are currently looking for a third-party appraisal agency to determine the truth behind the crash and Tesla have agreed to actively provide all necessary assistance. However, the EV maker has warned against false rumors.

This is important to Tesla on many levels as China is the automaker’s second-largest market and the crash is one of the most trending topics on social media platform Weibo. The cause of the incident has yet to be determined, and an unnamed family member of the driver said the 55-year-old had a problem with the brake pedal as he was about to pull over in front of the family shop. me.

When viewing video of the incident, Tesla said the vehicle’s brake lights did not turn on when the vehicle was speeding, and its data showed problems such as failure to brake during the vehicle’s journey.

Tesla has also faced claims of brake failure in China before. Last year, at the Shanghai auto show, an unhappy customer caused a stir on social media by climbing to the top of a Tesla to protest the company’s handling of her complaint about a faulty brake system. malfunction related to an automobile accident.

First published date: November 13, 2022, 15:39 PM IST


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