BYD Disappoints In November – “Only” 8,000 Plug-In Sales And 16% Growth

DEC 26 2016 BY MARK KANE 4

BYD surprised us this month with its November plug-in car sales results, falling below the 10,000 level for the first time in quite awhile.

Last month, “only” 8,093 were delivered in China, which is the worst result over the past six months for the EV maker, and just 16% better than year ago.

BYD e5 etaxi

BYD e5 etaxi

BYD’s sales so far this year have amounted to, a still very impressive, 92,130 vehicles sold (which is up 89% year-over-year), and far more than the 58,728 sold in the entire of 2015.

Despite the fact that overall sales aren’t growing by 100% or 200% like in the previous couple years, some models still managed to set personal bests – like the all-electric e5 for example, which hit 2,113 units sold (previous record 2,094 in September).

BYD November sales breakdown:

  • e5 – 2,113
  • e6 – 2,069
  • Tang – 1,578
  • Qin EV300 –  1,215
  • Qin – 1,118
BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – November 2016

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – November 2016

November also once again shows that all-electric car sales represents majority of BYD’s plug-ins:

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – November 2016

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – November 2016

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4 Comments on "BYD Disappoints In November – “Only” 8,000 Plug-In Sales And 16% Growth"

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Yogurt
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BYD BEV models offered for sale should be going up some time shortly…
They were suposed to introduce two small BEV SUVs for sale by the end of this year the Song and Yuan…
They are also curently redising their minivan the M5 which will also offer a BEV version…

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These are indeed rather lackluster numbers for BYD. In all honesty, most of their models are in need of a refresh. And indeed, they had the new 100km-versions of the Qin and Tang planned since spring. Also the Song and Yuan hybrids. When the government shut down acceptance of new models for the subsidy list, they kind of had to shelve their plans.

At least it seems there will be a flurry of new models, both hybrid and full electric, coming during 2017.

Also, there is a strong focus on buses for this year (since who knows what subsidies there will be next year and it is their most profitable segment right now). In November alone, they produced over 3800 buses. They will be well over 10’000 buses sold for the year.

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a BYD electric bus need about 320kWh battery, It’s almost equal with four Tesla Model S!

JIMJFOX
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AND… carries probably up to 10 times as many as 4 Teslas!