For the fourth month in a row, BYD sold more than 10,000 plug-in electric cars.

BYD Qin

BYD Qin

The 10,114 deliveries however translates to a relatively slow (for BYD anyway) pace of growth - 76% year-over-year. That's great result, but it's the company's slowest in more than two years.

We are not sure whether the demand has currently peaked at 10,000 cars a month in China where BYD makes them available, or just that BYD is experiencing some production bottlenecks at this volume level.

Total plug-in sales after nine months now stand at 73,785 (which is up 106% year-over-year).

Given the strong end of year sales trends for China, the 100,000 mark will surely fall this year and well, BYD will be first to sell 100,000 plug-ins in single year - and for a single country.  No small feat.  Next year we expect Tesla will also manage to sell 100,000 all-electric cars in the single year.

BYD August sales breakdown:

  • Qin – 3,125
  • Tang – 2,120
  • e5 – 2,094
  • Qin EV300 – 1,534
  • e6 – 1,241

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – September 2016

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – September 2016