China Sets New Plug-In Car Sales Record

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.

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).

Model rank

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.

Results year-to-date:

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


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