BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese language-owned electrical car agency XMotors mentioned on Wednesday that there is no such thing as a indication that ex-Apple Inc (AAPL.O) employee Zhang Xiaolang ever communicated any delicate info from Apple to XMotors.

FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. brand is proven outdoors the corporate’s Worldwide Builders Convention in San Francisco, California, U.S., June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photograph

Zhang, who most not too long ago labored for XMotors, was charged with stealing commerce secrets and techniques from Apple by U.S. authorities on Monday.

XMotors mentioned the agency had terminated Zhang and is supporting native authorities to collect extra particulars of the case. It mentioned the corporate was knowledgeable of the investigation in late June.

XMotors is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of China’s Xiaopeng Motors.

Reporting by Cate Cadell; modifying by Jason Neely