China EV Sales Touch 2017 High In August – 68,000 Plug-Ins Delivered

1 month ago by Mark Kane 2

Sales of New Energy Vehicles in China – August 2017

Sales of New Energy Vehicles (aka plug-in vehicles) have continued their upward trend in China, setting a new record high for the month of August.

Sales of New Energy Vehicles in China – August 2017

In August overall plug-in production increased to by 67.3% over a year ago, to ~72,000, while net sales increased by 76.3% – up to ~68,000.

This of course includes all kinds of road legal vehicles with a plug-in powertrain (for example buses), but the vast majority are still passenger light vehicles.

All-electric vehicle sales accounted for around 82% of sales results in China in August, and roughly the same for the first eight months of the year.

Comparatively speaking, BEVs grew quicker than the PHEVs (plu-in hybrids) in August.  All-electric vehicle sales increased by 95.5% (to 56,000), while PHEVs gained a more modest 21.6% (to 12,000).

China Association of Automobile Manufacturers states:

“In August, the production and sales of new energy vehicles reached 72 thousand units and 68 thousand units respectively, increasing 67.3% and 76.3% year on year. To be specific, the production and sales of BEV reached 58 thousand units and 56 thousand units, increasing 79.6% and 95.5% year on year; and such figures for PHEV were 14 thousand units and 12 thousand units, increasing 29.4% and 21.6% year on year.

For the first eight months, the production and sales of new energy vehicles reached 346 thousand units and 320 thousand units respectively, increasing 33.5% and 30.2% year on year. To be specific, the production and sales of BEV reached 284 thousand units and 260 thousand units, increasing 45.4% and 43.5% year on year; and such figures for PHEV were 62 thousand units and 59 thousand units, decreasing 2.6% and 7.5% year on year.”

Sales of New Energy Vehicles in China – August 2017

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2 responses to "China EV Sales Touch 2017 High In August – 68,000 Plug-Ins Delivered"

  1. NAJEEB says:

    my dad used to say when the china moves the whole word reverberates…i see that happening today in ev and renewable energy revolution. esp with electric c buses . they had over 500k electric buses on the road by the end of last year. i think that makes it over 90 percent of electric bus market. let s not talk about the ultra high voltage electric grid and immense deployment of renewable energy and mass transport.

  2. SJC says:

    PHEVs are obvious, gas filled on one side electric charged on the other…simple.

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