China: Tesla Finally opens a data center in China

Oct 26, 2021 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Tesla has finally opened its data center in Shanghai, China. It first announced the facility in April after Chinese regulators started making rules that would require Chinese subsidiaries to store data in China. Tesla did not reveal many details about the data center as the electric vehicle maker doesn’t have a press relations department. 

Besides, the news of a new data center comes after the company hits a $1 trillion market cap for the first time. Earlier in April, Grace Tao, head of Tesla’s communications and government affairs, discussed the plan. She said Tesla China is a firm based in China, and it would abide by China’s laws. Grace noted that Chinese data would be stored in China.

The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, also spoke with a government forum about Tesla and data and if US Spies are using Tesla. He said if the company uses its cars to spy in China, it would be shut down. Chinese law also requires foreign companies to partner with Chinese firms on data operations. Tesla did not reveal information on which firm it is partnering with. It also did not disclose the location of the facility.

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