BYD Sold Nearly 6,000 Plug-In Electric Cars In China In October

NOV 18 2015 BY MARK KANE 9

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – October 2015

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – October 2015

BYD Tang

BYD Tang

BYD keeps improving its plug-in electric cars sales in China, nearly touching the 6,000 mark for the very first time in October.

In total, we found 5,913 sales – nearly three times more than the 1,901 sold one year ago.

Plug-in hybrid SUV, the Tang, set a new record at 3,212, but this is just small step above the 3,044 sold in the previous month.

BYD Qin was at 2,209, while the all-electric models e6 and new e5 had 353 and 139 respectively.


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9 Comments on "BYD Sold Nearly 6,000 Plug-In Electric Cars In China In October"

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What is it with BYD and the absolute worst photoshops? Is that some kind of hip style in China?

China is place where they should be able to quickly bump up EV adoption by using their autocratic control of things. For example, require a difficult lottery for gas-car registrations but anyone that wants an EV registration should be able to get one and for a lower price.

They already do. In both Beijing and Shanghai one can get a license plate for an EV without having to go through the lottery that like ICE Cars combined with RMB 90,0000($13,700USD) in incentives.

There’s just a lag in educating the car buying public. Case in point, many slots allotted for EV license plates still go unclaimed.

I really don’t understand how limiting the number of ICE cars registered to reduce air pollution is autocratic but forcing car companies to sell a % of cars that are zero emission is not.

What the Chinese are doing is no different to what CARB are doing. I happen to be in favor of both, I don’t see why people should be free to buy cars that are unnecessarily polluting. If you can afford a BMW 3 series you can afford an i3, why should the guy in the i3 have to pay the same as the 3 series driver on his health insurance when the guy in the 3 series is pushing everyone’s premium up? If the market fails and the health insurer cannot charge more for fear of loosing customers then it is time for the government to step up and tax the balls off those being irresponsible or for them to just ban the thing causing the problem from public roads.

and health not heath

BMWs are about the pleasure of driving a beautiful car. Have you seen the 3 series? Make the i3 look like one then you got me!

*slaps forehead*

you know if today was an average day 6 people died in Australia from urban pollution, 80 in the UK. That is seriously f*in ugly.

I work at home, so I’m doing my part. Fill up my tank once every 2 1/2 months. Slapping your forehead again

Whether it is China, US, UK or elsewhere, I just don’t get it….We have no trouble banning smoking in public places (to reduce second-hand smoking illnesses), but have no political will to ban pollution from vehicles in city centers (like from dirty Diesel or Natural Gas Buses with horrible PM2.5 emmissions). The World Health Organization stated that 1 in 8 deaths around the world are caused by air pollution. A densely populated area like Manhattan can expect about 195 premature deaths a YEAR from VEHICLE pollution-related traffic. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology published a study in the journal, Atmospheric Environment, that found that emissions from road transportation is the largest contributor to air pollution and that such pollution causes 200,000 early deaths every year in the United States. Pollution from road transportation is estimated to cause 53,000 of these premature deaths. A researcher on the study stated that people who die from air pollution typically die a decade earlier than they normally would have died.

When are we going to BAN polluting vehicles (like second-hand smoke) from areas where the most people are apt to be harmed by their pollution?

Great job China, keep up the good work.