Elon Musk says a Chinese automaker will likely be second to Tesla: 'They work the smartest'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at a delivery ceremony for Tesla China-made Model 3 in Shanghai, east China, Jan. 7, 2020.

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Elon Musk said that a Chinese automaker is likely to be the closest competitor to Tesla, while stressing the company is “winning in China” right now.

Tesla has a number of challengers in China in the electric vehicle space, including a slew of start-ups such as Nio, Xpeng and Li Auto.

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