Tesla sold 56,515 China-made vehicles in February - CPCA

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BEIJING, March 8 (Reuters) - U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) sold 56,515 China-made vehicles in February, including 33,315 for export, the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) said on Tuesday.

Tesla, which has made Model 3 sedans and Model Y sport-utility vehicles in Shanghai since 2019, sold 59,845 China-made vehicles in January.

Chinese NEV maker Nio Inc delivered 6,131 cars in February, up 9.9% year on year. Li Auto delivered 8,414 and Xpeng Inc (9868.HK) delivered 6,225 vehicles, rising year on year by 265.8% and 180% respectively.

CPCA said passenger car sales in February in China totalled 1.27 million, up 4.7% from a year earlier.

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Reporting by Sophie Yu, Brenda Goh; Editing by Louise Heavens, Kirsten Donovan

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