With a five-digit result in March, BYD is back on track in the plug-in market.

March brings - finally - some good news from China, where plug-in electric car sales improved significantly over February. One of the top Chinese EV brands, BYD, also noted a noticeable improvement.

Total sales in March amounted to 11,763 (down 60% year-over-year), which is 329% more than in February. Together with ICEs, BYD sold 30,106 cars.

During the first quarter, BYD's plug-in car sales went down some 70% to 21,520, but from now on it should go up. The biggest hope for the future is the upcoming new BYD Han model.

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – March 2020

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BYD sales breakdown

Most of the BYD sales this year are all-electric cars, as the plug-in hybrids really had just over 3,400 sales.

  • BEVs: 10,433 (down 51% year-over-year)
  • PHEVs: 1,330 (down 83% year-over-year)
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Sales by models - month (and year-to-date) result

  • Qin BEV – 5,683 (9,146 YTD)
  • Yuan BEV – 2,009 (3,716 YTD)
  • e2 - 1,215 (2,548 YTD)
  • Tang PHEV – 502 (1,713 YTD)
  • Song BEV – 1,003 (1,682 YTD)
  • Song PHEV – 505 (1,196 YTD)
  • Qin PHEV – 201 (434 YTD)
  • e1 - 272 (425 YTD)
  • Tang BEV - 205 (264 YTD)
  • e3 - 46 (224 YTD)
  • Song MAX PHEV - 22 (69 YTD)