Shanghai (Gasgoo)- China saw its wholesale volume of new energy passenger vehicles reached a new high of 98,667 units with a year-on-year surge of around 70%, according to the data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). The cumulative sales for the first nine months nearly doubled to 606,023 units from a year ago.
Last month, the battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales were 72,836 units, soaring 60% year on year (YoY) and 25% month on month (MoM). By the end of September, a total of 435,876 BEVs have been delivered in China so far this year with a remarkable YoY increase of 76%.
In BEV segment, the A00-class' deliveries dropped 15% over the previous year to 28,566 units, accounting for 39% of the total BEV PV sales. The A-class' sales skyrocketed 252% from a year earlier with 30,214 units delivered last month. In addition, the sales of the A0-class were basically the same as that of the previous month, while shot up 297% over the year-ago period. Thanks to the rising performances of the NIO ES8, the sales of the C-class BEV surged 60% MoM.
BYD maintained the leadership among all NEV automakers with its September sales amounting to 26,111 units. BAIC BJEV moved up to the runner-up place by virtue of the blooming performances of its EC, EU and EX Series. SAIC Motor PV's NEV sales declined 19% over the previous month, ranking third on the list. Changan Automobile, one of the major traditional automakers in China, saw its NEV sales fall 10% from the year-ago period.
The Chery eQ took the championship among all BEV models with its September sales leaping 100% over a year ago to 5,310 units, also climbing 15% from the previous month. The BYD Yuan A0-class SUV were the runner-up, achieving a MoM growth of 12%, closely followed by the BYD e5. The BYD Qin Pro had sales of 1,003 units last month after it hit the market on September 20. Besides, the sales of NIO ES8 surged 60% over a month ago to 2,079 units.
As to the sales of plug-in hybrid models (PHEV), the BYD Tang was the best seller with its sales skyrocketing 459% from a year ago to 6,019 units. The BYD Qin took the runner-up, seeing its sales climb 9% to 3,866 units. The Trumpchi GS4 PHEV's sales soared 68% YoY to 732 units in September, ranking 8th on the list.
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