Xpeng car owners in multiple Chinese cities descended on company’s offices to defend their consumer rights. The cause of the owners’ distress is a new G3 model, that came just six months after the release of the previous version.
Former Chinese Tesla engineer Cao Guangzhi admitted on July 11 that he uploaded compressed files containing the source code of Autopilot onto his own iCloud account at the end of 2018 when he was still working for Tesla.
Chinese EV-maker XPeng launched its newest creation, the G3 2020, on July 10.
Tesla filed a lawsuit against former Chinese employee Guangzhi Cao on Mar 21, claiming the engineer copied the source code for its autopilot technology before taking a job with Chinese self-driving car startup XPeng in January.