Tesla China sales drop sharply in October

The wider auto market has also slowed.

United Arab Emirates, November 28, 2018

Tesla Inc sold just 211 cars in China last month, a sharp drop versus a year ago, the country's passenger car association told Reuters on Tuesday, underscoring how the Sino-U.S. trade war is hurting the electric carmaker.

A China Passenger Car Association official, one of the top industry bodies, said its data showed Tesla car sales in the world's largest auto market fell 70 percent in October versus the year earlier period. The wider auto market has also slowed.

Telsa did not respond to repeated calls and written requests for comment on Tuesday.