In November, China, BYD, BAIC Set All Sorts Of New Plug-In Electric Car Sales Records

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 1

Sales of New Energy Vehicles in China – November 2017

The Chinese New Energy Vehicle (all-electric and plug-in hybrids) market reached in November an all-time high of 119,000 units sold (up more than 80% year-over-year).

Better fasten your seat belts before December numbers are in. So far this year, Some 609,000 NEVs were sold in China and still there’s a chance for 800,000 by the end 2017.

According to EV Sales Blog, around 84,500 are passenger plug-in cars (more than 490,000 YTD), which is a new record. Market share for the past month hit a new high of around 3%, while for the past 11-months it stands at roughly 2%.

Just 5% of plug-in car sales in China come from abroad.


If we check the particular brands like BYD – so far this year the world biggest manufacturer of plug-in cars, sales are booming.

In November, BYD delivered some 12,864 plug-ins (excluding 894 Denza with Daimler), which is a new record. Growth amounted to 59%.

The best selling model in the BYD lineup for November was Qin PHEV4,258 (new record of course) as the Song PHEV only noted 3,367.

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – November 2017

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – November 2017

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – November 2017

The best selling plug-in car in the world is the BAIC EC-Series with 15,719 units in November and nearly 65,000 YTD. It’s a new record for any particular model.

JAC iEV6S/E noted strong sales at 4,965 in November. The iEV6S/E is equipped with 33 kWh (251 km /156 miles NEDC range) battery and 85 kW electric motor.

JAC iEV6S/E

China is clearly the driving force for plug-in electric cars. It’s time other countries to to catch up or be left behind forever.

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One response to "In November, China, BYD, BAIC Set All Sorts Of New Plug-In Electric Car Sales Records"

  1. Don Zenga says:

    609.000 is a very impressive # and what is more important is that the electric heavy vehicles which drive more distance / day replacing tons of Diesel.

    I hope every country focuses more on electric buses/trucks/trains/barges.

    In India where only 50% of the tracks are electrified, there is a plan to electrify the remaining 50% of the tracks in the next 3-4 years on a rapid scale.

    Definitely EU can try the same as their countries are much smaller.

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