In November, China, BYD, BAIC Set All Sorts Of New Plug-In Electric Car Sales Records
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 PHEV – 4,258 (new record of course) as the Song PHEV only noted 3,367.
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.
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.