Tesla Model 3 ends the year some 20,000 above the Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV.
In total, over 224,000 passenger plug-in cars were sold last month (up 50% year-over-year), according to EV Sales Blog. The average market share was 9.4% (including 7% for BEVs).
It's great to see that the Chinese plug-in market is back on track. The year 2021 should be even better.
Plug-in electric car sales in China – December 2020
In 2020, almost 1,272,000 new passenger plug-in cars were sold in China, which is several percent more than in 2019 (over 1,777,000). The average market share is 6.3% (including 5.1% for BEVs), compared to 5.5% in 2019.
In 2020, the top-selling model was the Tesla Model 3 with 139,925. It's the first time when a non-Chinese NEV is the market leader.
Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV was the second best with 119,255 units, but we must remember that deliveries started in the summer. Otherwise, it would be the #1 for the year.
If we look at the table, we can see that in general, very small all-electric vehicles are in high demand (#2, #3 and #4 YTD), as well as premium and mainstream sedans:
- Tesla Model 3 - 139,925
- Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV - 119,255
- Baojun E-Series - 47,704
- Great Wall Ora R1 / Black Cat - 46,774
- GAC Aion S - 45,626
In 2021 we might see BYD Han and Tesla Model Y in the race for the top positions
Top 20 YTD by EV Sales Blog: