BYD In China: Another Month, Another 11,000 Plug-In EV Sales
Sales are high. Sales are consistent.
For the past four months, BYD’s plug-in electric vehicles sales in China have been stuck around 11,000, which isn’t that bad of a place to be “stuck” at…at least compared to other plug-in manufacturers.
We are not sure why sales have anchored somewhat at the 11,000 mark, but let’s look inside the numbers.
The 11,307 sales in September (a new record) was 12% higher than a year ago, and in total, BYD has already delivered 68,000 plug-in vehicles in China for 2017 – this despite a government-stunted start to the year.
The top selling model for the company in September, was the plug-in hybrid Song DM, which at 3,745 registrations, takes 43% of total Song sales. The Song EV300 adds another 372 units on top, bringing the model’s ‘plug-in total’ north of 4,000 units.
Coming in second place last month for BYD was the new Qin, with a greater all-electric range (up to 62 miles/100 km). The Qin PHEV’s 3,554 sales was the car’s best result since a record 4,030 were sold in July of 2015.
BYD sales breakdown (some results estimated):
- Song PHEV – 3,745 (19,846 YTD)
- Qin – 3,554 (7,720 YTD)
- e5 – 2,288 (18,153 YTD)
- Tang – 1,077 (10,416 YTD)
- Song EV300 – 372 (3,348 YTD)
- e6 – 156 (3,957 YTD)
- Qin EV300 – 115 (4,633 YTD)