According to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Tesla sales (wholesale shipments, not registrations/deliveries) and production numbers in April went in two different directions.

The production of the Made-in-China (MIC) Model 3 was a record high at 11,211 (#1 EV in China), although sales amounted to just 3,635 (still the third best result for the month).

We are not aware of why the production/sales numbers split so much. Maybe the registration data will be higher though.

Made-in-China (MIC) Tesla Model 3 results according to CPCA (sales) and MIIT (production):

New Energy Vehicle production (by brand) - China April 2020 (source: MIIT)

  1. Tesla: 11,211
  2. BYD: 9,883
  3. GAC: 4,441
  4. FAW-VW: 4,257
  5. Chan'an: 3,656
  6. SAIC-VW: 3,089
  7. NIO: 3,008
  8. Lixiang: 2,893
  9. Brilliance BMW: 2,871
  10. SAIC: 2,547
  11. BAIC BJEV: 2,375
  12. SGMW: 2,030
  13. Weima: 1,802
  14. Great Wall: 1,453
  15. GAC-Toyota: 1,250
  16. Xpeng: 1,235
  17. Geely: 1,093

New Energy Vehicle production (by model) - China April 2020 (source: MIIT)

  1. Tesla Model 3: 11,211
  2. GAC Aion S: 3,715
  3. NIO ES6: 2,808
  4. BYD Qin: 2,024
  5. Baojun E200: 1,518
 
 

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