In June BYD Sold Over 16,000 Plug-In Electric Cars In China

JUL 9 2018 BY MARK KANE 17

BYD increases the pace of plug-in electric car sales in China with the introduction of the all-electric Yuan compact SUV.

In June, BYD sold total of 16,278 plug-ins in its home country (excluding 175 Denza – the JV with Daimler). That’s 45% more than a year ago and a new all-time record (above 15,873 in December), founded on the three straight months of 13,000+.

The Chinese manufacturer approaches the stage at when its New Energy Car sales will exceed sales of conventional cars – in June share of plug-ins increased to record 44%.

During the first half of the year, BYD delivered in China more than 71,000 plug-in cars (compared to over 108,000 in twelve months of 2017) and is expected that will sell more than 100,000 in the second half of the year (the goal for 2018 is 200,000).

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – June 2018

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – June 2018

June brings two major changes in BYD’s lineup – the new version of the Tang plug-in hybrid and the all-new Yuan compact SUV. Especially the Yuan could drive up the sales of BYD, beginning from over 2,000 in the first month.

Another strong performance comes from the refreshed plug-in hybrid Qin:

BYD sales breakdown:

  • Qin PHEV – 4,606 (new record)+ 987 BEV
  • e5 – 4,047
  • Song PHEV – 3,012 + 360 BEV
  • Yuan BEV – 2,018 (first month on the market)
  • Tang PHEV – 1,005
  • e6 – 243

The Yuan makes the BEV/PHEV ration more balanced:

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – June 2018

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17 Comments on "In June BYD Sold Over 16,000 Plug-In Electric Cars In China"

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BYD is getting along very nicely in China.

Will BYD also be offering a Tang BEV at some point in time in the near future (just like the Qin BEV and the Song BEV?

I heard it will be in the market at the end of this year.

Do the BEV charge last long time?

What does that even mean?

It’s quite amazing that BYD are the monthly global BEV sales leader despite selling into one market. I wonder if Tesla will be able to beat them in July?

That should be a close battle… I expect to see 13K model 3 in July.

Considering the 10k in transit at the end of June, they should get to 13k in July even if production was shut down for a good part of the month…

Tesla should easily have over 20K sales in July. Unless BYD has something up their sleeves to jump to 22K in July, I expect Tesla to easily deliver more in July.

I would guess 20K is the high end estimate for Tesla. 20K though is nothing to sneeze at, that would be a great accomplishment.

I guess BYD will sell 20K in July. Since the new battery plant started in Jun, the bottleneck of battery(NCM lithium) supply for BYD was resolved.

Keep in mind that this “one market” makes up about half of global plug-in sales, and is mostly closed off from outside competitors… So the achievement is certainly impressive, but not as impressive as it might seem at first 🙂

“During the first half of the year, BYD delivered in China more than 71,000 plug-in cars”

That’s slightly more than Tesla delivered in the first half of 2018.

And don’t forget BAIC, 2018 will b a three horse race

BAIC may come out the winner in the longer race, never underestimate their partnership with Magna.

The BEV Yuan is very very cheap so it will be interesting to see how many than can crank out in a couple of months…

The SAIC Baojun E100 will surely gain more popularity in China.

$15,000.- is a really affordable price for private urban transportation in an EV.

Among all the state owned car manufacturer, SAIC is one of the best, better than BAIC. BAIC can only produce BEV and do not have any technology for PHEV. The goverment of Beijing protect BAIC and only admit BEV as new energy vehicle and grant priority and local subsidy to BEV only. So BAIC is not so competitive outside Beijing.