Elon Musk has claimed Tesla vehicles pose a security risk after the Chinese military reportedly banned them from its facilities.
The tech billionaire and founder of the electric car company told attendees at a government-held conference in Beijing that if such allegations were true, it would be a game for his company.
“There is a very strong incentive for us to be very confidential with information,” Musk said during a virtual discussion that Reuters attended on Saturday. “If Tesla uses cars to spy in China or elsewhere, we will be shut down.”
The remarks to senior business leaders at the China Development Forum came after sources told Newswire Friday that the country’s military had banned Tesla vehicles over concerns about the cameras installed in them.
It is unclear whether the move was partly for commercial reasons. Tesla reportedly sold almost a third of its vehicles to Chinese customers last year, but faces …