Automakers give the Chinese government access to location data of electric cars

Chinese officials told the AP that this data — which includes the real-time location of cars, plus “dozens of other data points” — is collected to “improve public safety” and “facilitate industrial development and infrastructure planning.”

The officials say the data is also used to “prevent fraud” in the government’s subsidy program for new energy vehicles, which offers steep discounts on clean cars. The monitoring systems have been in place since the beginning of 2017, according to a report by the International Council on Clean Transportation from last year.

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