December finally brought some serious increases in BYD's plug-in electric car sales, which not only reached a new record, but also enabled BYD to become the world's biggest (sales volume) plug-in manufacturer in 2017.
Last month, BYD delivered in China 15,873 plug-in electric cars (up more than 100% year-over-year).
Because of the slow beginning of the year, total sales in 2017 were 108,612 (up 9%), but that's still enough for BYD to take the #1 spot in plug-in sales in China (fourth year in a row) and for the world (third year in a row).
Many had hoped that Tesla would've grabbed the #1 for the year, but with just over 103,000 sold, that didn't happen.
BYD sales breakdown:
- e5 – 1,146 (23,601 YTD)
- Song DM – 4,634 (30,911 YTD)
- Qin DM – 4,543 (20,738 YTD)
- Tang – 1,505 (14,592 YTD)
- e6 – 3,818 (10,215 YTD)
- Qin EV300 – 40 (4,886 YTD)
- Song EV300 – 187 (4,013 YTD)