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The woman who protested against Tesla at the China Auto Show has now claimed that the carmaker is suing her

A woman who jumped on top of a Tesla car at an auto show in Shanghai in April shouted “brake failure” and claimed that she had now been sued by an electric car maker for 5 million yuan (50 750,000).

The woman said through her Weibo social media account on September 27 that Tesla was suing her for damaging her reputation.

The woman, who is also known as Zhang, said she received a request for pre-trial mediation from the People’s Court of Shanghai’s Qinghu District on Aug. 1, which said the case would go to trial if no agreement was reached.

Zhang also posted a picture of Tesla’s citizen allegations against him.

The alleged complaint lists Tesla’s three lawsuit requests, which first asked him to issue an apology statement on his Weibo account, which should not be less than 30 days, and should be publicly apologized to in the national media.

The second request was to pay Tesla 5 million yuan ($ 5050,000) as compensation. The third request was that he would bear all the costs of the case.

The allegation was made in protest of Zhang standing on the roof of a Tesla car while shouting “brake failure” at the Shanghai International Auto Show. He also wore a braided t-shirt with the same phrase.

He claimed that the brakes of his Tesla Model 3 failed in February while he was driving, which he said hit him in two cars and killed four members of his family.

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Zhang demanded huge compensation from Tesla.

Tesla twice replied that they “would not compromise with unreasonable claims.”

Three days after the Shanghai Auto Show protest, Tesla released Zhang’s driving data which shows that the car was driven at high speed before the accident. The company said its automatic braking system significantly reduced vehicle speeds.

Shortly afterwards, Tesla also released a statement on its official Weibo account, stating that on the day of the accident on February 21, the driver was Zhang’s father and Zhang was in the passenger seat.

Zhang has staged numerous more protests over his demands.

During the controversy, Chinese state media equally criticized Tesla when it was suggested that the Elon Musk-led company would eventually leave the country.

Ji Da, a US-based China analyst, told the Chinese-language Epoch Times that Tesla would be dropped after learning the high-tech skills of the Chinese Communist regime’s car company.

“One or two years from now, when Chinese domestic electric vehicle companies learn technology from Tesla, the Chinese regime will find a way to get Tesla out of China, or use various rogue tactics to force Kasturi to sell Tesla to a Chinese-owned enterprise.” At a lower price, ”said G.


Alex Wu is a US-based author who has covered Chinese society, Chinese culture, human rights and international relations for The Epoch Times.


This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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