Hot off the presses we have the elusive plug-in vehicle sales figures for 2013 in China.

In the InsideEVs tradition, we will do a model-by-model breakdown, including inventory levels and quotes from auto execs, for each model sold in China (or not ...but we will list the models that were sold)

Venucia e30 (aka Nissan LEAF) - Dongfeng-Nissan has green-lit a production run of  1,000 Venucia branded EVs, which are essentially re-badged Nissan LEAFs

Venucia e30 (aka Nissan LEAF) - Dongfeng-Nissan has green-lit a production run of  1,000 Venucia branded EVs, which are essentially re-badged Nissan LEAFs

The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers has disclosed that the "Chinese market of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) expanded 37.9% last year to 17,600 units, which included 14,604 pure electrics and 3,038 plug-in hybrids," reports China Auto Web.

Here are the totals for Chinese-made BEVs (non NEV - the bulk of which are Chery QQ3s ~ 5,000) sold in China in 2013:

  • JAC iEV: ~ 2,500
  • BYD e6: 1,544
  • BAIC E-Series EV: 710
  • Roewe E50: 406
  • Zotye M300 EV: 220
  • Venucia e30: 216
  • BAIC Senova EV: 52
And here are the available sales results for PHEV sold in China in 2013:

BYD Qin

BYD Qin

  • BYD F3DM: 1,005
  • BYD Qin: 142
Source: China Auto Web