777,000 Plug-In Electric Vehicles Were Sold in China in 2017, Including 600,000 Cars
The official CAAM counter of New Energy Vehicles (all-electric and plug-in hybrids) shows 777,000 units sold in China in 2017.
The market expanded by 53.3% and plug-ins accounted for 2.7% of all vehicle sold in China last year.
“In 2017, the production and sales of new energy vehicles reached 794 thousand units and 777 thousand units respectively, increasing 53.8% and 53.3% year on year. The growth rates increased 2.1 percentage points and 0.3 percentage points. This year, the market share of NEVs reached 2.7%, 0.9 percentage points higher than that of last year.”
Plug-in passenger car sales amounted to 468,000 BEVs and 111,000 PHEVs – 579,000 total. The rest were commercial vehicles.
“To be specific, for passenger cars, the production and sales of BEV reached 478 thousand units and 468 thousand units, increasing 81.7% and 82.1% year on year; and such figures for PHEV were 114 thousand units and 111 thousand units, increasing 40.3% and 39.4% year on year.
For commercial vehicles, the production and sales of BEV reached 202 thousand units and 198 thousand units, increasing 17.4% and 16.3% year on year; and such figures for PHEV were both 14 thousand units, decreasing 24.9% and 26.6% year on year.”
According to EV Sales Blog, total plug-in electric car sales in China hit 600,000 last year (at 2.1% average market share), including an all-time record of 102,600 in December (at 3.3% market share).
China accounted for around half of the total plug-in electric car sales worldwide last year.
BAIC EC-Series with 78,079 sales was the most popular model in China (and worldwide), while BYD was the most popular manufacturer with 108,612 plug-in sales.
Here is a comprehensive model rank provided by the EV Sales Blog:
Source: EV Sales Blog