In September, BYD once again raised the bar of plug-in electric car sales, achieving - for the very first time - a result above 200,000 units.

According to the company's report, last month BYD passenger plug-in car sales amounted to 200,973, which is 187% more than a year ago and a new monthly record. The difference from the previous record set in August is quite substantial - 26,996.

That's the seventh consecutive monthly record (eighth this year and 15th in the past 16 months), which proves continuous progress.

The overwhelming majority of BYD sales are in China, while exports stands for a few percent of the total result.

In September, both the all-electric and plug-in hybrid car sales were record high. BEVs almost reached 95,000, while PHEVs exceeded 106,000 (first six-digit result ever).

BYD plug-in car sales results:

  • BEVs: 94,941 (up 162% year-over-year)
  • PHEVs: 106,032 (up 214% year-over-year)
  • Total: 200,973 (up 187% year-over-year)

Some 7,736 BYD plug-ins were exported, which once again is also a new record.

Besides passenger cars, BYD sold also some 286 commercial electric vehicles for a total of 201,259 plug-in vehicles last month.

BYD plug-in electric car sales – September 2022

So far this year, the company sold over 1.17 million plug-in electric cars.

BYD plug-in sales year-to-date:

  • BEVs: 582,130 (up 214% year-over-year)
  • PHEVs: 593,191 (up 307% year-over-year)
  • Total: 1,175,321 (up 255% year-over-year)

During the last 12 months, the company sold more than 1.4 million plug-ins, while the cumulative number is over 2.68 million.

It's possible that in 2022, BYD will sell close to 2 million plug-ins. For reference, in 2021, the company sold 593,745 plug-in cars.

Top models

As usual, many individual models set their monthly records as well. The top one is the BYD Song, which noted a total of 46,475 (BEVs and PHEVs).

Other noticeable results are 39,515 BYD Qin (BEVs and PHEVs), 31,497 BYD Han (BEVs and PHEVs), 24,956 BYD Dolphin, 23,503 BYD Yuan (including Atto 3), 15,058 BYD Tang (BEVs and PHEVs) and 7,473 of the all-new BYD Seal in its first full month on the market.

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