Tesla remains the top electric car manufacturer in China, although sales numbers for April might be lower than anticipated.

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
 
 

Source: Reuters