BYD Sold Record 11,800 Plug-In EVs In October. More Than 250,000 Total
BYD has set a new record for plug-in electric vehicle sales in China for October with 11,802 deliveries, moving the bar up 15% from the previous year.
Two thirds of sales from BYD are now plug-in hybrids.
A solid five months of ~11,000+ sales has enabled BYD to sell 80,000 plug-ins so far this year, putting it on a pace to best 2016’s result (of about 100,000); this despite the government’s disastrous red-tape, mess-up that inadvertently axed almost all plug-in sales country-wide in January and February.
It is also worth noting that BYD has now cumulatively sold well over 250,000 plug-in electric vehicles.
The best selling plug-in model in BYD’s history is the Qin plug-in hybrid (80,000+), with additional 15,000 of Qin all-electric models.
The new Qin (Qin 100) plug-in hybrid, which is rated at 100 km (62 miles) of all-electric range, notes a 0-62 mph time of in 5.9 seconds and a 185 km/h (115 mph) top speed, set a new sales record in October with 4,102 deliveries, while the new plug-in hybrid Song DM declined a little bit during the month, with a still-strong 3,064 registrations.
BYD sales breakdown (some results estimated):
- e5 – 2,386 (20,649 YTD)
- Song DM – 3,064 (22,910 YTD)
- Qin DM – 4,102 (11,937 YTD)
- Tang – 868 (11,329 YTD)
- e6 – 1,016 (4,981 YTD)
- Qin EV300 – 102 (4,748 YTD)
- Song EV300 – 264 (3,665 YTD)