BYD Sold In China 10,000 Plug-In Cars In June, Up An Impressive 103%
Big things are happening in China for BYD, as the company crossed the mark of selling 10,000 plug-in electric cars in a month for the second time in its history.
In June, the total number hit 10,035, which was 103% more year-over-year – a result that was just shy of the all-time record set in December of 10,053.
Editor’s Note: Even at that, we aren’t 100% sure whether plug-in sales aren’t actually higher in June, as the plug-in hybrid version of the Song has yet to post results publicly, some ~18+ units (retail or early test vehicles) could very well have been logged easily.
The great result is the fruit of a strong performance put in by the entire BYD electrified line-up, regardless of class or powertrain (BEV/PHEV).
BYD June sales breakdown:
- Tang – 3,519
- Qin – 2,751
- e6 – 1,647
- e5 – 1,074
- Qin EV300 – 1,044
With about 43,000 plug-in cars sold in the first half of the year, and an average growth rate of 117%, BYD is on track to hit its 120,000 sales goal in 2016 (double from the nearly 59,000 in 2015), as the second half plug-in sales in China (like the US) are always much stronger.