Tech & Science Daily: Electric car falls from third floor of Shanghai building

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 (Weibo)
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Chinese electric carmaker NIO’s revised a statement it issued following the deaths of two test drivers which emphasised that the accident wasn’t “related to the vehicle itself”.

It followed an outcry on Weibo, the country’s version of Twitter, after a car apparently crashed out of the third floor of the company’s HQ in Shanghai. Some users said the statement was insensitive, while others said it pre-empted the conclusion of an investigation.

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