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 itsĀ  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"

Source: ChinaAutoWeb

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