Almost 10,000 Electric Cars Were Sold In China In November

DEC 31 2014 BY MARK KANE 5

BYD Qin Sales in China – October

BYD Qin Sales in China – October

Sales of plug-in cars surge in China.

Just in November, 9,728 were sold, which is 10-times more than last year, when incentives to encourage buyers weren’t in place.

After 11 months of 2014, sales have reached 56,700 units and this is almost 5-times more than in the same period of 2013.

At this pace, we will not wait long for China to become largest EV market.  However, a big part of those sales are very small electric cars, so it’ll probably be awhile before China takes over the leaders in real-size passenger cars ranks.

Separately, sources in China are indicating that sales break down in half for individuals and fleets.

The best selling model remains the BYD Qin plug-in hybrid with 1,753 sales in November  and almost 13,000 this year, which translates to over 20% market share. BYD sold over 2,400 all-electric e6 thus far in 2014 in China.

According to the EV Sales Blog, we have data for other models like Chery QQ3 EV (est. 6,416), Zotye E20 (5,844), Tesla Model S (est. 4,149) and BAIC E150/E200 EV (2,619).

Here we present video on BYD Qin:


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5 Comments on "Almost 10,000 Electric Cars Were Sold In China In November"

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Just watched the BYD Qin video quoted above and they need to export this car to the rest of the world.

I second that. Both the BYD Qin and BYD Tang seem amazing.
If they are anywhere close to meet expectations in the real world too (I haven’t seen or driven either one in the real world) then they would be global hits.

They need some polish help from their Berkshire Hathaway buddies; this action movie is way too long and filled with disfluencies any 3rd-year English major could correct and spot.

But glad to see they’re finally serious about exporting stateside.

Only good news if they are charging on renewable power and not coal and other dirty sources…

It is good news regardless of what they are charging on today. Grids need to get cleaner regardless of what is plugging into them and EVs make that imminently easier and more cost effective. In fact, EVs likely make cleaning the grid a cost saver.