The electric car maker filed suit on Thursday in the United States. He claimed that engineer Guangzhi Cao had stolen important details from Tesla's self-propelled project and taken her to Xiaopeng Motors, a Chinese electric vehicle launch. The company of Elon Musk strives for damages and prevents Cao from using the information.
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Cao now works for XMotors, Xiaopeng's US subsidiary.
Xiaopeng said in a statement that he had initiated an internal investigation, did not know of Cao's alleged misconduct and added that he had not asked him to "abuse trade secrets, confidential and proprietary information of Tesla".
"XMotors fully respects the intellectual property rights and confidential information of a third party," he said.
Cao could not be contacted immediately for comment.