BYD Leads All Automakers In Electric Car Sales Through First 10 Months Of 2015
Founded in 1995, BYD seems thrilled by its first position among plug-in electric car manufacturers for the year 2015.
The Chinese carmaker did a tremendous job, improving its position form 7th in 2014 to overtake all established brands.
Recently, BYD issued a press release quoting our worldwide sales report for October (based on EV Sales Blog data) and November BYD-China numbers.
With over 43,000 plug-in cars sold in 2015 through the end of October (estimation), BYD topped the table for global plug-in sales for the very first time both for the month and YTD results.
Add in another ~7,000 plug-in cars delivered in China in November, and that shoots BYD to the 50,000-unit mark for the first 11 months of this year. Not bad, especially when you read BYD’s note that states that brands such as GM, Toyota, Fiat and Kia are now out of Top 10.
The large and booming Chinese plug-in market is helping BYD.
BYD stated that they also “supplied more than 6,000 electric buses and 5,000 electric taxis globally”. The plan for 2016 is 300 electric buses in North America alone.
BYD doesn’t stop at plug-in cars or buses, as they also produce batteries, PV, energy storage systems and more plug-in vehicles for different applications:
“What is BYD’s next move? BYD revealed their go-to-world-markets strategy at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show with the “7+4 Strategy”. The 7+4 strategy is to change the world by replacing high-utility, fossil-fueled vehicles with clean, efficient, even more reliable EVs for seven on-road vehicle markets in this priority:
- Battery Electric Buses (Shuttles and Rapid Transit)
- Battery Electric Taxis (used in 2 and 3 shift operations daily)
- Logistics Vehicles (operated over 18 hours daily)
- Private Vehicles for the Consumer Market
- Battery Electric Motor Coaches
- Construction Vehicles
- Waste Management Vehicles
As well as four off-road vehicles for specialized applications:
- Mining Operations
- Marine Ports
- Warehouse and Logistics
“This multi-prong approach to reducing global emissions is revolutionary as no other company in the world has addressed these issues on such a mass scale. Building upon BYD’s success in manufacturing innovative Iron-Phosphate batteries, the Three Green Dreams approach is designed to eliminate most of the environmental problems we face today. These three dreams include zero-emission solar/wind energy generation, storing the energy in safe, reliable, non-toxic battery solutions, and delivering the renewable energy to an array of on-road and off-road vehicles for a measurable reduction in CO2 emissions.”
— BYD (@BYDCompany) December 24, 2015