In April BYD Sold Record High 3,500 Plug-In Electric Cars In China
BYD, for 17 months in a row, increased sales of Qin plug-in hybrid to 2,625 in April (up almost 190% year-over-year) and almost 24,000 since its introduction.
This is still the most popular model in the Chinese market that step-by-step is moving to be world’s largest (plug-in electric car sales).
All-electric model e6 is going strong with 890, which in total translates to 3,515 BYD plug-in electric cars sold in April.
At such pace, only those two models would in a year raise demand for BYD’s batteries to over 1 GWh, not counting other applications.
The only all-electric model ahead of BYD e6 in April was Zotye E20 with 1,131 sales.
According to the ChinaAutoWeb, there were 5,155 BEV and 3,165 PHEV Chinese made plug-in electric cars sold last month (plus an unknown number of imported ones, like Tesla):
“Sales of pure-electric cars in April:
1. Zotye E20: 1131
2. BYD e6: 890
3. BAIC EV200/EV160 (E150 EV): 847
4. Chery QQ EV: 667
5. JAC iEV: 584
6. Zotye Z100 EV (Cloud 100): 447
7. Chery eQ: 262
8. DENZA EV: 131
9. Kandi Panda EV: 95
10. SAIC Roewe E50: 58
11. Doongfeng-Nissan Venucia e30: 35
12. BAIC Senova ES210 (Senova EV): 8
Sales of plug-in hybrid cars in April:
1. BYD Qin: 2625
2. SAIC Roewe 550 PHEV: 479
2. BMW 530Le: 33
3. GAC Trumpchi GA5 REV: 28″