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

JUN 25 2015 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

Categories: BYD, Sales

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

3 Comments on "Plug-In Electric Car Sales Exceed 10,000 Units In China In May"

newest oldest most voted
Driverguy01

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

Cavaron

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

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