Electric vehicles roll off a NIO production line in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: Bloomberg Electric vehicles roll off a NIO production line in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: Bloomberg
Electric vehicles roll off a NIO production line in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: Bloomberg

Fatal crash involving NIO’s autopilot function sparks online war of words among Chinese electric car owners over safety

  • An online statement signed by 500 NIO owners defending the company sparked a backlash from motorists who claim the risks of the driver-assistance function are not made clear enough
  • It follows the death on August 12 of a 31-year-old entrepreneur, Lin Wenqin, while driving one of the company’s ES8 sport-utility vehicles

Topic |   Electric cars
Electric vehicles roll off a NIO production line in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: Bloomberg Electric vehicles roll off a NIO production line in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: Bloomberg
Electric vehicles roll off a NIO production line in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: Bloomberg
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