Plug-in electric car sales in China – May 2016 (source: EV Sales Blog)
China plug-in vehicles sales in May resulted in well over 26,000 plug-in electric cars sold, which represented a 119% year-over-year according to specifc model data collected by the EV Sales Blog.
Interestingly, over one third of the Chinese plug-in vehicle market is now in the possession of BYD, which in May exceeded 9,000 total sales as a brand - the company's second best result ever.
More impressively, BYD is still expanding its dominance over its home market - outpacing the segment overall in May with a 130% gain of its own.
Over the last month, two models - the Tang and Qin, were 1st and 2nd respectively, while Tang continues to strengthen its first overall position.
BYD May sales breakdown:
- Tang – 3249
- Qin – 2705
- e6 – 1683
- e5 – 1172
- Qin EV300 – 207