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Tesla engineers took several vehicles to Dubai, where temps hit 122 degrees, for durability testing

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Tesla brought several of its vehicles to Dubai to conduct extreme heat and durability testing this summer – when daytime temperatures typically hit 122 degrees.

According to images shared on its social media accounts, the company’s field quality engineers took several cars, including a Model 3 and a ultra-fast Model X Plaid, to the sweltering Persian Gulf country known as a playground for the wealthy.

‘Our field quality engineers head to Dubai at the hottest time of the year for extreme heat and durability testing. Temperatures reach over 122°F/50°C’ the company wrote on Instagram

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One picture showed a Tesla next to a camel, while another showed a vehicle zooming downhill through a sandy area

According to images shared on its social media accounts, the company's field quality engineers took several cars, including a Model 3 and a Model X Plaid, to the sweltering Persian Gulf country known as a playground for the wealthy

According to images shared on its social media accounts, the company’s field quality engineers took several cars, including a Model 3 and a Model X Plaid, to the sweltering Persian Gulf country known as a playground for the wealthy

They posted a smaller sample of images on Twitter, writing ‘Extreme heat and durability testing’ with a camel emoji.

Based on the pictures, it looks like the Tesla employees had a great time cruising through sand dunes in order to test its vehicles safety and durability. 

It’s not clear exactly when the testing took place, but it’s likely that it was in June or July, when even nighttime temperatures in Dubai are in the low 90s. The highs this week are all around 100 to 105 degrees. 

One picture showed a Tesla next to a camel, while another showed a vehicle zooming downhill through a sandy area. 

'Our field quality engineers head to Dubai at the hottest time of the year for extreme heat and durability testing. Temperatures reach over 122°F/50°C' the company wrote on Instagram

‘Our field quality engineers head to Dubai at the hottest time of the year for extreme heat and durability testing. Temperatures reach over 122°F/50°C’ the company wrote on Instagram

It's not clear exactly when the testing took place, but it's likely that it was in June or July, when even nighttime temperatures in Dubai are in the low 90s. The highs this week are all around 100 to 105 degrees

It’s not clear exactly when the testing took place, but it’s likely that it was in June or July, when even nighttime temperatures in Dubai are in the low 90s. The highs this week are all around 100 to 105 degrees

They posted a smaller sample of images on Twitter, writing 'Extreme heat and durability testing' with a camel emoji

They posted a smaller sample of images on Twitter, writing ‘Extreme heat and durability testing’ with a camel emoji

The images come just after CEO Elon Musk told a conference Monday in Norway that he hopes Tesla's self-driving cars will be 'in wide release' in the US and Europe by the end of 2022

The images come just after CEO Elon Musk told a conference Monday in Norway that he hopes Tesla’s self-driving cars will be ‘in wide release’ in the US and Europe by the end of 2022

Another showed one cruising down a highway between sand that looks almost like CGI. 

There was also a picture of a Tesla worker inside a vehicle looking out at a goat. 

The image release comes just after CEO Elon Musk told a conference Monday in Norway that he hopes Tesla’s self-driving cars will be ‘in wide release’ in the US and Europe by the end of 2022.

Musk told the audience at Offshore Northern Seas 2022: ‘The two technologies I am focused on, trying to ideally get done before the end of the year, are getting our Starship into orbit … and then having Tesla cars to be able to do self-driving.

‘Have self-driving in wide release at least in the U.S., and … potentially in Europe, depending on regulatory approval.’

The Full Self-Driving Capability package is available to retrofit onto Tesla vehicles, allowing them to steer, park and stop at traffic lights or signs.

This can currently be bought for $12,000 or with a monthly subscription fee of $199, but still requires active supervision from a driver.

Musk wants his Tesla electric vehicles to be fully autonomous, and able to drive without a human occupant.

Tesla recently filed plans to build a new battery manufacturing equipment line at its Fremont, California facility – in a project worth $1.5 million, according to documents seen by Teslarati. 

Musk wants his Tesla electric vehicles to be fully autonomous and able to drive without a human occupant. Above: Daytime temperatures in Dubai this week

Musk wants his Tesla electric vehicles to be fully autonomous and able to drive without a human occupant. Above: Daytime temperatures in Dubai this week

'The two technologies I am focused on, trying to ideally get done before the end of the year, are getting our Starship into orbit ... and then having Tesla cars to be able to do self-driving. 'Have self-driving in wide release at least in the U.S., and ... potentially in Europe, depending on regulatory approval'

‘The two technologies I am focused on, trying to ideally get done before the end of the year, are getting our Starship into orbit … and then having Tesla cars to be able to do self-driving. ‘Have self-driving in wide release at least in the U.S., and … potentially in Europe, depending on regulatory approval’

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