November, as expected, has brought a new, all-time monthly sales record for plug-in electric cars in China, crossing the 400,000 mark for the first time.
In total, some 413,094 new passenger plug-in vehicles were registered last month (up 106% year-over-year).
Not only is the volume increasing, but also the market share, which climbed to a very strong 19%, including 15% all-electric and 4% plug-in hybrid cars.
See more reports about plug-in vehicle sales in China here.
The current momentum is high enough to translate into a very high December as well, so stay tuned for... maybe the first 500,000 result soon.
Plug-in electric car sales in China – November 2021
So far this year, over 2.7 million passenger plug-in cars were sold in China, which is 14.3% of the total market. BEV share stands at 11.5%.
At this point, it is certain that China will exceed 3 million units in 2021 (significantly more than 1.27 million in 2020).
The Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV, "as always" took the top spot with over 40,000 units in November, but interesting things happened behind it.
The Tesla Model Y was #2 with 23,117 units, while the BYD Qin Plus PHEV was third with 18,054 units. BYD noted some 90,000 units total, and the BYD Qin PHEV/BEV versions noted a combined result of some 30,000!
Results for the month:
- Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV - 40,395
- Tesla Model Y - 23,117
- BYD Qin Plus PHEV - 18,054
- BYD Song Pro/Plus PHEV - 15,097
- Li Xiang One EREV - 13,485
- BYD Qin Plus EV - 10,097
- BYD Han (BEV) - 10,021
- BYD Dolphin - 8,800
- Tesla Model 3 - 8,615
- Great Wall Ora Good Cat - 8,429
Besides Tesla, there are no non-Chinese EVs in the top 10. Most recently, the Tesla Model Y passed the Tesla Model 3 and it will probably remain like that.
- Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV - 368,396
- Tesla Model Y - 129,353
- Tesla Model 3 - 120,912
- BYD Qin Plus PHEV - 94,267
- BYD Han (BEV) - 76,559
- Li Xiang One EREV - 76,404
- Changan Benni EV - 65,996
- GAC Aion S - 64,775
- BYD Song Pro/Plus PHEV - 63,819
- Chery eQ - 59,821
BYD has an 18% share year-to-date. Then there is the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture (between SAIC, GM and Liuzhou Wuling Motors) with 15% and Tesla with 9%. SAIC has 6%, Great Wall 4%, similarly to Volkswagen Group - 4%.