Plug-In EV Sales In China Increase By 106% In October To 91,000

2 days ago by Mark Kane 17

Sales of New Energy Vehicles in China – October 2017

New Energy Vehicles (AKA plug-in vehicles) are selling at a near record pace in China of late. In October, a stunning 91,000 were sold, which is 106% more than year ago according to CAAM.

Sales of New Energy Vehicles in China – October 2017

Breakdown on the sales by category:

  • BEVs: 77,000 (up 95.8%)
  • PHEVs: 14,000 (up 194%)

After the first 10 months, 490,000 plug-ins were sold (up 45.4%), with the vast majority (402,000) bring all-electric.

Looking at the numbers even deeper, EV Sales Blog reports that most of the NEV sales in China are cars – roughly 66,500.

While BYD remains one of the leaders with 11,800 sales in October, and 80,000 YTD, there are other contenders gaining ground fast.

BAIC has delivered a massive 11,315 copies of  its EC-Series model, and 49,191 so far this year – which means we can say, with 100% certainty, that it will be best selling model of 2017 in China… and for the enitre world.

We should note that CAAM reports sales of all kinds of road legal vehicles with a plug-in powertrain (for example buses), but a large majority is still passenger light vehicles…not that an all-electric bus should be counted/considered less than a passenger EV (it should probably be counted as more valuable).

China Association of Automobile Manufacturers states:

In October, the production and sales of new energy vehicles reached 92 thousand units and 91 thousand units respectively, increasing 85.9% and 106.7% year on year. To be specific, the production and sales of BEV both reached 77 thousand units, increasing 76.3% and 95.8% year on year; and such figures for PHEV were both 14 thousand units, increasing 163.6% and 194% year on year.

For the first ten months, the production and sales of new energy vehicles reached 517 thousand units and 490 thousand units respectively, increasing 45.7% and 45.4% year on year. To be specific, the production and sales of BEV reached 427 thousand units and 402 thousand units, increasing 54.7% and 55.9% year on year; and such figures for PHEV were 90 thousand units and 88 thousand units, increasing 14% and 11.2% year on year.

Sales of New Energy Vehicles in China – October 2017

Sales of New Energy Vehicles in China – October 2017

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17 responses to "Plug-In EV Sales In China Increase By 106% In October To 91,000"

  1. Terawatt says:

    Fantastic! November and December will be strong, too. I wonder how long before some of the Chinese makers try their hand at models for export..? Maybe a while, given the huge domestic market and the fact that export markets will demand a different product. But I’m sure it’ll happen sometime in the next decade.

    1. Nix says:

      I know it isn’t exactly what you were talking about, but we already have the Cadillac CT6 which GM imports from China to the United States.

      Otherwise, maybe the Karma “Atlantic” (or whatever they end up calling it) that may be imported to the US from a factory in China.

      BYD talked about US imports, but backed off and is now talking 2019-ish, along with GAC:

      http://fortune.com/2017/01/19/chinese-automaker-byd-america/

      It is only a matter of time.

      1. Yogurt says:

        Along those same lines Volvo is now owned by the Chinese auto company Geely and is selling Chinese made Volvos worldwide along side the Sweeden made ones…
        Geely is also starting up a new brand Lynk and Co which will sell cars in China next year followed by the EU and USA in 2019…

      2. jimjfox says:

        a decade before the Bolt or its child gets RHD??

    2. Yogurt says:

      Haval a Chinese auto company is already selling CUVs in Australia and earned a 5 star safety score…

      http://m.wardsauto.com/technology/two-chinese-brands-earn-safety-program-s-top-rating

  2. TM says:

    Market share?

    1. Mikael says:

      2,9% in October. 2% for the whole year to date.

      7,5% for commercial vehicles (for the buses part of this the percentage is super high).

      1. TM says:

        That is amazing. Now they just have to get rid of their coal fired power plants, which I believe they are realizing they must do in order not to kill their citizens.

        1. jimjfox says:

          Which they ARE doing–https://cleantechnica.com/2016/10/25/china-halts-construction-17-gw-coal-fired-plants/

          Total 151 plants planned and/or under construction are now in limbo.

        2. Mikael says:

          They have been and are working extremely hard on doing just that.

  3. Benz says:

    Will the VW e-Golf be produced and sold in China in 2018?

    1. Yogurt says:

      I beleive the E Golf is going to be produced in China next year but it will have a different Chinese suplier for the batteries…
      VWs new joint venture is also supposed to start manufacturing and selling BEVs in China next year…

      1. Benz says:

        VW is a very popular brand in China.

        The VW e-Golf will be a popular EV in China.

        1. Mikael says:

          It will be a more expensive car with less range than the other EVs that the Chinese are used to, so let’s see how well it sells.

          I hope for the best though, worst case they will have to reduce price and increase range which will benefit everyone.

          1. Yogurt says:

            More expensive… absolutely…
            Less range than the Chinese are used too… no…
            The majority of the BEVs the Chineae currently buy are city cars with dinky range…

  4. silversod says:

    I’m really looking forward to the next two years as it promises to be a great time for new models, I hope the MG motor E-Motion reaches the UK shores as the MG brand is very well revered here. https://insideevs.com/mg-confirms-e-motion-for-2020-priced-below-30000-38500-300-miles-range/

  5. Michael says:

    From day to day that guys that call electric Cars a a “Hype” get more and more ridiculous. Waiting for the moment when all claim always having known that EVs are the Future. No Ex-Doubters anywhere 😁😁

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