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Parliamentary question - E-002806/2023Parliamentary question

Security concerns around Chinese electric vehicles

Question for written answer  E-002806/2023
to the Commission
Rule 138
Bart Groothuis (Renew), Caroline Nagtegaal (Renew)

Electric vehicles also have access to sensitive data, which increase in amount when added to the vehicles’ integration with personal devices and smart city applications. UK ministers warned[1] that China can use electric cars for espionage, which poses significant security risks. Chinese tracking devices[2] have also been discovered inside UK government cars. China has already banned Tesla in some cities[3] for certain political events and at military bases out of concerns that vehicle data could be exploited. It has also banned automotive companies from sending that data outside of China[4]. Furthermore, the European Court of Auditors found major shortcomings in European industrial policy on batteries[5], which endanger the goals of climate neutrality and maintaining a competitive automotive sector in the EU.

Submitted: 26.9.2023

Last updated: 2 October 2023
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