Tesla Electric Cars Bound for Australia Sent Back to China

A ship containing Tesla electric cars has been sent back to Shanghai, China after a biosecurity risk was detected in Australia.

The Glovis Caravel ship was reportedly denied entry into the country after yellow spotted stink bugs were discovered on the ship, forcing it to return to Shanghai.

Australians waiting for Tesla Model Y electric cars cars onboard the ship received notification the ship had to return to China for further processing before reentering an Australian port, Drive reported.

The Australian Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry department confirmed it had been working with a “vehicle carrier” in a statement released to The Canberra Times.
“The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has been working with a vehicle carrier to manage biosecurity risk posed by live insects detected on the vessel and its goods,” a spokesperson for the department said, reported The Canberra Times.

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