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Tesla sells 56,006 China-made vehicles in September, highest since manufacturing began in Shanghai

Tesla FSD Beta enables Tesla vehicles to drive themselves on highways and city streets by just inputting a location into the navigation system. 

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New Delhi, First Published Oct 12, 2021, 5:44 PM IST
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Tesla Inc sold 56,006 China-made vehicles in September, the most since it began manufacturing in Shanghai roughly two years ago, according to figures from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) released on Tuesday. According to the data, 3,853 of the September sales were exported. Tesla, which manufactures Model 3 sedans and Model Y SUVs in Shanghai, sold 44,264 China-made vehicles in August, 31,379 of which were exported. Nio Inc (NIO.N) and Xpeng Inc (9868. H.K.) delivered over 10,000 automobiles in China last month. Volkswagen AG (VOWG p.DE) said that it sold 10,126 ID series E-Vs in China in September.

According to CPCA, passenger automobile sales in China totalled 1.6 million in September, a 17 per cent decrease from the previous year. Tesla has recently begun distributing its Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta 10.2 software. The patch was supposed to be distributed to around 1,000 Tesla customers last weekend, but it was postponed due to "last-minute issues." "Beta 10.2 is currently going out to cars with a 100/100 safety score and a range of more than 100 miles," Musk tweeted.

"Rollouts will be paused for a few days after that to observe how things go." If it looks OK, beta will progressively begin rolling out to 99 and below scores," Musk previously tweeted.

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Tesla FSD Beta enables Tesla vehicles to drive themselves on highways and city streets by just inputting a location into the navigation system. However, it is still classified as a level 2 driver aid because it requires constant driver supervision. The driver is still in charge of the car and must retain their hands on the steering wheel and be ready to take control. Musk has been promising clients who purchased the FSD package (which now costs $10,000) a wider distribution of the beta software for quite some time. There have also been many Tesla Autopilot-related crashes, which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating in the United States.

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