Plug-In Electric Car Sales Exceed 10,000 Units In China In May

3 years ago by Mark Kane 3

BYD Plug-In Car Sales in China – May 2015

BYD Plug-In Car Sales in China – May 2015

BYD Qin

BYD Qin

According to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) via ChinaAutoWeb, sales of plug-in electric cars surged in May by 192% year-over-year to 10,856! And that still only includes models manufactured in China.

Most of the sales are all-electric cars – 6,540, while plug-in hybrids stand at 4,316.

YTD numbers almost hit 40,000 – 22,678 BEVs and 15,583 PHEVs.

Interesting are numbers on production:

“Meanwhile, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology show that automakers in the country produced about 19,000 plug-in EVs (PEVs) in May, including 9,922 pure-electric passenger cars, 2,832 pure-electric buses and trucks, 4,923 hybrid passenger cars, and 1,431 hybrid commercial vehicles. In the first five months of 2015, PEV production increased nearly 300% on year to 53,600.”

Based on provided data, we created a graph with sales of all models in the first five months of this year. Below you can find the all-electric models:

BYD Plug-In Car Sales in China – May 2015

BYD Plug-In Car Sales in China – May 2015

On the plug-in hybrid part of the spectrum there is only one queen Qin. And you know what? BYD again raised the bar delivering 3,518 units in May!

BYD Plug-In Car Sales in China – May 2015

BYD Plug-In Car Sales in China – May 2015

Source: ChinaAutoWeb

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3 responses to "Plug-In Electric Car Sales Exceed 10,000 Units In China In May"

  1. Driverguy01 says:

    I wish BYD would import the Qin to US and Canada, i’m sure that would help Volt sales in the long run.

  2. Cavaron says:

    Lets see what the BYD Tang will add to this next month. So exited.

  3. kdawg says:

    How many Kandi vehicles are on the road in China now? I’m guessing these car-sharing services don’t count towards sales.