According to the publication, now in the British market there is an increase in the number of electric vehicles coming from China. This is largely due to the ban on the sale of new cars with diesel and gasoline engines, which will take effect in 2030. Another attractive factor is the low price of Chinese cars.
However, in London, electric cars from China were deemed a “high-risk product.”
“Government sources have raised concerns that the technology embedded in these vehicles could be used to collect large amounts of information, including location data, audio recordings and video footage,” the publication said.
The authorities’ fears are exacerbated by the rapid penetration of Chinese cars into the UK market. Until now, Germany is the leader in sales of this type of machine. But, as Chris Stark, head of the non-governmental Committee on Climate Change, said, China is moving rapidly towards second place and shows every opportunity to take the lead.