Tesla is strengthening its engagement with China's regulators and expanding its government liaison team in the country. This comes after the company announced the establishment of a data center in China and launched a self-test to improve services and work with regulators.
Electric vehicle maker Tesla, which has come under scrutiny in China in recent weeks, is expanding its engagement with mainland regulators and strengthening its government liaison team, according to industry sources, Reuters reported. This implies that the company will begin to interact more with politicians in Beijing, which shows how seriously the Californian manufacturer is committed to solving all the difficulties that arose in the country's market earlier.
Regulators in China, the world's largest auto market, discuss industry policies and standards with global and local companies, industry associations, and think tanks in private meetings. While other automakers were joining the meetings, Tesla was keen to only take part in open meetings and industry conferences. Tesla executives have participated in at least four policy discussions in recent weeks on topics such as automotive data storage, communication technology between vehicles and infrastructure, car recycling, and carbon emissions. According to the new information, the manufacturer plans to expand its interaction with politicians.
The source told Reuters that Tesla is also expanding its government liaison team in China. In April, Tesla China posted two hiring advertisements with its Weibo account. The company sought to hire managers to update a policy database and maintain relationships with government and industry associations to "build a harmonious external environment to support Tesla's business development in the regional market."
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.