According to the Washington Post, Tesla has been conspicuously silent when it comes to China, despite evidence that materials that go into its vehicles come from the Xinjiang region, where forced labor has been rampant.
- Is Tesla the only EV car maker using parts from that area of China?
- Why aren’t companies doing more to combat the use of forced labor?
- Automakers say they take pains to ensure that their suppliers are not sourcing from Xinjiang. So how is this happening?
Halper, E. (2023). EV makers’ Use of Chinese Suppliers Raises Concerns About Forced Labor. The Washington Post, Sep. 18 (Retrievable online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/interactive/2023/electric-vehicles-forced-labor-china)