The rate of decline is slowing down, but it's still negative year-over-year.

April 2020 did not bring any significant progress in terms of plug-in electric car sales for BYD in China. The company sold some 12,262 passenger plug-ins, which is just a few percent more than in March.

The volume decreased year-over-year by 46% (10th month of consecutive decline) and the plug-ins stand for just 39% of the overall brand's car sales.

On the positive side, electric bus sales increased almost three-times compared to April 2019, amounting to 609 units.

We hope that May will be better than April, but the biggest gains might happen in June or July - first because in July 2019 sales were down (low base) due to decreased subsidies, and secondly, because of the upcoming BYD Han.

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

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BYD sales breakdown

Most of the sales this year are all-electric cars:

  • BEVs: 9,966 (down 38% year-over-year)
  • PHEVs: 2,296 (down 65% year-over-year)
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Sales by models - month (and year-to-date) result

  • Qin BEV (Qin and Qin Pro) – 5,632 (14,778 YTD)
  • Yuan BEV – 1,591 (5,307 YTD)
  • e2 - 1,322 (3,870 YTD)
  • Tang PHEV – 1,122 (2,835 YTD)
  • Song BEV – 1,012 (2,694 YTD)
  • Song PHEV – 756 (1,952 YTD)
  • Qin PHEV – 309 (743 YTD)
  • e1 - 85 (510 YTD)
  • Tang BEV - 221 (485 YTD)
  • e3 - 103 (327 YTD)
  • Song MAX PHEV 109 (178 YTD)