China is a country that boasts of being one of the most populated nations globally, second only to India. Its vast territory also makes it the third-largest country by land area in the world. It shares borders with 14 neighbouring countries, including Russia, Mongolia, and India, and has coastline along the Pacific Ocean, the East China Sea, and the South China Sea. This extensive territory has played a crucial role in shaping China’s development.
Tesla, the American electric vehicle giant, is set to recall over 1.1 million cars in China due to safety concerns, according to a statement by the country’s top market regulator, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR). According to CCN, the recall will commence on May 29 2023 and will affect about 1,104,622 vehicles produced between January 12, 2019, and April 24, 2023.
The recall was initiated due to issues that do not allow drivers to select an energy recovery braking strategy and may also cause drivers to “mistakenly step on the accelerator pedal” for an extended period, increasing the risk of a crash. Tesla Motors (Beijing) Co., Ltd. and Tesla (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., will inform the affected owners through registered mail, text messages, and other means, and coordinate the recall and repair process.
The vehicles impacted by the recall include both imported and China-made models. This comprises the Model S, Model X, and Model 3, as well as China-produced Model 3 and Model 6.