Plug-in electric car sales surge in China to new record levels as multiple models are selling better than ever.

In June, some 235,000 passenger plug-in cars were registered (new all-time record), which is probably close to 160% more than a year ago. Moreover, the market share increased to 15% and 12% are BEVs. Plug-in hybrids are not that popular in China.

Plug-in electric car sales in China – June 2021

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So far this year, about 1.1 million passenger plug-in cars were sold, which is 11% of the total market. BEV share stands at 9%.

It's obvious that this year sales will exceed 2 million - possibly even 2.5 million.

Model rank

Let's now take a look at the best selling models for the month, which is a mix of very small, entry-level EVs (like Wuling, Great Wall Ora Black Cat and Changan Benni EV) and hot market leaders (Tesla, BYD and others):

  1. Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV - 29,143
  2. Tesla Model 3 - 16,514
  3. Tesla Model Y - 11,623
  4. BYD Qin Plus PHEV - 9,269
  5. Li Xiang One EREV - 7,713
  6. Great Wall Ora Black Cat - 6,508
  7. Changan Benni EV - 6,358
  8. GAC Aion S - 5,916
  9. BYD Han (BEV) - 5,802
  10. BYD Song Pro PHEV - 5,450

In the year-to-date comparison, aside from Wuling's massive advantage, two locally produced Tesla models are the most popular electric cars in China:

  1. Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV - 181,810
  2. Tesla Model 3 - 84,844
  3. Tesla Model Y - 46,180
  4. BYD Han (BEV) - 38,665
  5. Great Wall Ora Black Cat - 31,994
  6. GAC Aion S - 30,452
  7. Li Xiang One EREV - 30,154
  8. Changan Benni EV - 29,147
  9. Chery eQ - 27,136
  10. BYD Qin Plus PHEV - 21,376
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