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.

BYD Qin 100

BYD Qin 100

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)

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – December 2017

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – December 2017