Tesla sells 59,845 China-made vehicles in January
Beijing (Gasgoo)- Tesla sold 59,845 China-made vehicles in January, according to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). That represented a year-over-year surge of 286.5% but a month-over-month decline of 15.2%.
Last month, the American automaker exported 40,499 China-made vehicles to other countries, meaning China sales of locally-made vehicles totaled 19,346 units.
According to the association, the wholesale volume of new energy passenger vehicles (NEPVs) in China in January soared 141.4% year on year, but fell 18.5% month over month to 412,000 units.
Thanks to outstanding performance in both battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, BYD enhanced its leading position among all Chinese new energy vehicle (NEV) brands with January wholesale volume reaching 93,101 vehicles, also outselling Tesla.
Traditional automobile groups like SAIC Motor and GAC Group also achieved good results in January NEV volume. SAIC GM Wuling (40,007 units), Chery Auto (21,179 units), Great Wall Motor (18,000 units, estimated), Geely Auto (17,036 units), GAC AION (16,031 units), SAIC Motor PV (14,414 units), XPeng (12,922 units), Li Auto (12,268 units) and NETA (11,009 units) all had monthly NEV wholesale volume over 10,000 units.
Among all joint ventures, FAW Volkswagen and SAIC Volkswagen had a combined NEV wholesale volume of 13,661 last month. SAIC GM’s volume amounted to 4,249 vehicles.
As to export performance, the country exported 52,000 NEVs in January while Tesla accounted for 77.9%. SAIC Motor PV exported 4,814 NEVs last month, Dongfeng eGT 4,267 units, Geely Auto 444 units, SAIC MAXUS 406 units and BYD 313 units.
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