BYD Strikes In China With More Than 10,000 Plug-In Electric Car Sales In December 2015
After nearly 7,000 plug-in electric car sales in November, BYD set in China another bold record of over 10,000 sales in December!
To be accurate, 10,053 sales of four models were noted, which is well over three times more than one year ago (2,947) when only two models were available.
Another record is 5,503 sales in December for the Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, followed by a surprisingly high 2,255 for the all-electric e6, 1,512 plug-in hybrid Qin sales, and 783 sales of the all-electric e5.
Well, the high number of e6 deliveries probably reflects the huge Shenzhen delivery of e6 and electric buses.
This Spring, BYD’s offering will be reinforced by the Song plug-in hybrid (currently there is only the conventional version on the market).
We can’t forget that the BYD-Daimler JV Denza is growing in strength too with 872 sales last month.
Overall, BYD delivered 58,728 plug-in electric cars in China (plus 2,888 delivered by Denza) in 2015. That’s 3.2 times more than the 18,307 delivered in 2014. 60,000 was the target for 2015.
Even though BYD fell just a bit short of its target, it still racked up enough sales to be #1 in China.
In 2016, BYD should exceed 100,000 plug-in car sales in China and possibly at some point in the future BYD will try to expand in volume by selling in other countries.