NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Tesla Motors (TSLA) are down 0.85% to $207.10 in pre-market trade after it was reported that the electric car manufacturer led by billionaire Elon Musk said its top manager in China is leaving the company, according to Bloomberg.
Tesla China President Veronica Wu has resigned, said Richard Lan, a Beijing-based company official, declining to disclose when her last day will be. Tom Zhu, who now heads the carmaker's charging network development in China, will assume operational leadership in the country, Tesla said in an e-mailed statement. Wu didn't immediately respond to calls and text messages to her mobile phone, Bloomberg reports.
"We remain confident in the Chinese market," the company said in an e-mailed statement, Bloomberg noted.. "We'll continue to focus on providing an amazing experience to all customers, so that they can become our advocates and help us accelerate the transition to sustainable transportation."
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Wu's resignation comes less than nine months after Tesla picked her as its China head, replacing Kingston Chang, who left in March. She joined the company last December from Apple (AAPL) . The carmaker started delivering its Model S sedans in the world's biggest auto market in April and expects to start building them in China within three to four years, Bloomberg added.