In May BYD Sold Over 9,000 Plug-In Electric Cars In China
BYD plug-in electric car sales in China May 2016
China plug-in vehicles sales in May resulted in well over 26,000 plug-in electric cars sold, which represented a 119% year-over-year according to specifc model data collected by the EV Sales Blog.
Interestingly, over one third of the Chinese plug-in vehicle market is now in the possession of BYD, which in May exceeded 9,000 total sales as a brand the companys second best result ever.
More impressively, BYD is still expanding its dominance over its home market outpacing the segment overall in May with a 130% gain of its own.
Over the last month, two models the Tang and Qin, were 1st and 2nd respectively, while Tang continues to strengthen its first overall position.
BYD May sales breakdown:
Plug-in electric car sales in China May 2016 (source: EV Sales Blog)
- Tang 3249
- Qin 2705
- e6 1683
- e5 1172
- Qin EV300 207
BYDs goal for 2016 is to sell about 120,000 plug-in vehicles. In the first five months of 2016 the Chinese company has sold about ~33,000 EVs, so the monthly average for the rest of the year will need to exceed 12,000 per month a level at which no OEM has yet to ever sell in single month. Anywhere.