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Tesla and Other Electric Vehicles Send Data to Chinese Government

Tesla and other electric vehicle car companies in China are sending data such as location to the government, the Associated Press said.

The automakers–a list of 200 including Tesla, Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Nissan and Mitsubishi–say they are just complying with local laws that apply to alternative energy vehicles,  the report said.

Still, it adds another layer to the amount of information China’s government has been able to collect thanks to the increasingly connected world its citizens inhabit.

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