China’s New Energy Vehicle Production Up 186%

FEB 24 2019 BY GASGOO 13

Up, up and away.

China’s new energy passenger vehicle wholesale volume in January, 2019 totaled 91,175 units, surging 186% year on year (YoY), while dropping 43% month on month (MoM), according to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).

Last month, the BEV sales leaped 268% from a year ago to 72,175 units, yet still 44% less than that of the previous month. The sales of all-electric cars and SUVs skyrocketed 177% and 1134% over a year earlier respectively to 48,611 units and 23,403 units.

The PHEV sales presented a YoY increase of 55% with 19,000 units sold in January. Of that, SUV sales substantially jumped 86% to 12,061 units and the car sector held the other 6,939 units with a YoY growth of 20%.

The percentage of BEV sales in Jan. edged down to 79% in 2019 from 81% in 2018. Accordingly, the proportion of PHEV sales in Jan. climbed to 21% this year from 19% a year ago.

As to the performance of each segment for BEVs, the A-segment held the largest proportion of 46% with its sales splendidly surging 1,945% over the year-ago period to 32,975 units. The sales of A00-segment and A0-segment reached 21,426 units and 15,717 units, growing 28% and skyrocketing 1,091% respectively compared with the corresponding period a year earlier.

The A-segment and B-segment vehicle were mainstays for PHEVs, occupying 51% and 47% of Jan. PHEV sales. The sales of B-segment PHEVs significantly shot up 580% to 8,908 units, while the A-segment, with 9,601 vehicles sold, suffered a YoY decrease of 13%.

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Five models among the top 15 new energy PV models by Jan. wholesale volume came from BYD. Besides, the Baojun E100, the BYD e5 and the BAIC EU Series, whose respective sales in Jan. 2018 were even less than 100 units, had marvelous sales leap of 10,290%, 59,416.67% and 4,830.38% last month. However, the sales of the BYD Qin Pro DM, the JAC iEV6E and the BYD Song DM were only three models that faced negative growth.

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I don’t know what that car is but it has an oversized grill for an EV…

The Chinese love grills. They apparently stand for status and power. It is very unfortunate; just take a look at the facelifted BMW 7 series – botched imho.

Don’t knock it! Batteries and ait conditioners need cooling too!

motors as well.

Not nearly as much, though…

Tesla is the only foreign Auto allowed to manufacture in China without joint partners,China wants to learn as much as possible from Tesla BEV teach and use it as a benchmark for its own auto companies,there’s a good chance in the future (10-15 yrs)Chinese BEVs are going to be as common as Hyundais and KIAs ICE are cars in todays world markets, laugh all you want at Chinese Quality ,there are several levels from brands never heard of all the way to Huawie to Chinese made Apple products, it just depends on your pocketbook.

The characteristic of Chinese industry is that you will have everything from cottage factories to gigantic automated complexes making any given product. In the world of vacuum tube audio gear, some of those little cottage operations are very good and some aren’t. In the world of DVD and Blu-Ray players, Oppo, a house brand for one of those faceless Chinese behemoths that actually make much of the name-brand gear you see at Best Buy, had a big following among audiophiles because it was willing to build heavy, expensive universal players with all the features that the name-brands have abandoned under cost and copyright pressure. But last year Oppo gave up to concentrate on gigantic smart phones.

The problem is that there are too many Chinese brands and too little info about which ones are actually good. And bigots are quick to paint all things Chinese with a black (or red) brush.

They won’t get much then. China’s own policies guaranteed that. Tesla’s advantage is in the cells and battery assembly but China requires them to use local cells. At first Tesla will use local battery packs too.
Nothing left for China steal but the looks. 😁

You got that backwards. Tesla will initially import the cells from Nevada (and Japan?), but over time hopes to switch to local suppliers.

Not sure whether pack assembly will happen in Shanghai from the beginning, or they initially ship finished packs from Nevada. But it *will* happen in Shanghai at some point.

Either way, the construction of the pack will be all Tesla. They definitely won’t be sourcing packs from someone else.

There’s a report that China will soon offer incentives for hydrogen New Energy Vehicles.

That won’t affect EV sales in a perceptible way.

Fantastic, absolutely fantastic.
Electrics take Top-5 and are increasing at a much faster rate than plugin hybrids.
Are they capitalizing on the lower cost of battery, something that is eluding here in USA.

91,175 units is amazing and its 96,000 if we include the public heavy vehicles.
For some reason Nissan Sylphy is not in Top-20 which shows nissan is phony even in a market that sells so many EVs.

Phony? They likely just don’t have a competitive offering… There are some really well-priced offers from domestic makers nowadays.