China Opens 2015 With 6,395 Plug-In Electric Car Sales In January


FEB 24 2015 BY MARK KANE 17



BYD Qin Sales in China – January 2015

BYD Qin Sales in China – January 2015

Plug-in electric car sales in China are still growing at a rapid rate. 5-times the rate in 2014.

Last month, 6,395 plug-in electric cars were sold, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, while at the same time 6,663 were produced in China.

Plug-in hybrids take the lead so far this year with 3,289 sales, but all-electric cars are close with 3,106.

Almost 30% of sales were secured by the BYD Qin plug-in hybrid, which together with e6 holds over one-third of the market for the BYD brand.

Interesting is the 172 Venucia e30s (Nissan LEAFs) on the list below, but we don’t see Denza. *Note: List doesn’t include all models yet.

“1. BYD Qin (plug-in hybrid): 1,911

2. Chery QQ EV ( all-electric): 552

3. BYD e6 (all-electric): 423

4. Zotye E20 (all-electric): 408

5. Chery eQ (all-electric): 355

6. SAIC Roewe 550 Hybrid (plug-in hybrid): 348

7. Zotye Z100 EV (Cloud 100, all-electric): 184

8. Dongfeng-Nissan Venucia e30 (all-electric): 172

9. GAC Trumpchi GA5 REV (plug-in hybrid): 145

10. BAIC E150 EV (EV 200, all-electric): 132

11. SAIC Roewe E50 (all-electric): 4″

Source: ChinaAutoWeb

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17 Comments on "China Opens 2015 With 6,395 Plug-In Electric Car Sales In January"

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Hmm…. no Tesla on the list. Guess some more heads are going to roll in China.

The numbers are for China made EV’s. I guess we won’t get the numbers on imported EV’s unless the manufacturers publish them.

The BMW i3 and i8 should be on sale too. So those and the Tesla numbers are surely missing. And maybe there are some other manufacturers importing EV’s as well. The status and luxury buyers in China would enjoy the Porsches for example.

From the link:

“sales of China-made plug-in EVs (PEVs) reached 6,395 units in the first month of 2015”

According to ONE ANONYMOUS source quoted by Reuters.

I think a plug-in Camry clone would sell well in the US.

Go, China, go! Now start shutting down those coal plants. Install more solar PV, install more wind, build those nukes, burn that natural gas you are buying from Russia, etc.

China already dominates the world in installed wind power.

Last link pointed to the wrong part of the page. Here we go:

And not to forget hydro. Which is what they get most new non-fossil TWh from.
Still a lot to do before all mountain streams in the west are covered.

CAAM always reports New Electric Vehicles, so I think the 6k figure includes bussed and trucks, not just cars.

This is the link to CAAM

Usually buses represent over 20%, so passenger cars should be about 5k

Does anyone know the sales break down by consumer segment, i.e.: Gov’t fleets, industry fleets, and “pure consumers”?

I’d like to know “just how many consumers bought”.

Much appreciated!

this is amazing how 1 company sells 67% of plug ins and 17% of EV’s

After the pollution documentary with over 250 million views, BYD will sell even more than this. And what about the BYD Tang hitting the market that would be amazing.

I think DENZA was a waste of time and resources, it’s ugly and expensive, but never say never.

BYD is going to be the biggest seller of plug in vehicles in the world by 2020!

Another one to look out for in China is Kandi Technologies they manufacture a city electric car with a range of around 120 km (75 mi), and a top speed of 80 km/h (50 mph). The have large investments in a car sharing scheme, where Meccano style multi story car parks act as large scale vending machines for electric cars. We at have been featuring details of their share prices as they trade as KNDI on the NASDAQ and have seen some good gains over recent years, however this growth has stopped over the last year, there may be more to come from them in the near future.

Does anyone know where Chery get their Lithium-ion batteries from?