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Here are China’s sales figures from August 1 to 15th: BYD, Tesla, NIO, XPeng, and more

Written by Cláudio Afonso | | LinkedIn | Twitter

According to CPCA data released on Tuesday, BYD is leading the New Energy Vehicles sales (PHEV+ BEV) in the first half of August with 61,091 vehicles followed by Tesla with 13,869 units.

In the second week of August, China registered 95,000 new energy vehicles sold, an increase of 100% year over year although down 1% when compared to the first two weeks of July.

When it comes to fully EV models, the sales doubled year over year with 73,000 units sold so far in August while sales of ICE vehicles decreased by 2.28% from the same period in 2021.

AutomakerUnits (August 1 – 15th)
1. BYD62,091
2. Tesla13,869*
3. Changan11,259
4. GAC Aion9,127
5. Geely7,160
6. Chery5,384
7. SAIC-VW4,280
8. NIO4,102
9. XPeng4,093
10. FAW-VW3,937
* exports not included

In July, the Warren Buffett-backed company sold 162,216 plug-in electric vehicles amounted representing a 224% increase year over year and a new monthly record after surpassing June’s record of 133,762 units. Of the 162,216 vehicles sold in July by the Chinese automaker, 80,991 were fully electric (BEVs).


In the first week of the month, BYD sold 30,300 units, up 177% from the same period in 2021 (July 26 to August 1, 2021) although a decrease of 25% when compared to the last week of July.

Tesla sold 13,869 in the first half of the month, 6,700 in the first week and 7,169 in the second one although the numbers do not include the company’s exported vehicles.

Last month, Tesla China delivered 28,217 vehicles of which 19,756 were exported. The result represents a decrease of 64% from June due to three shutdowns at Tesla’s GigaShanghai aiming to upgrade the production for the upcoming months.

The Chongqing-based automaker Changan Automobile registered 11,259 vehicles sold and is followed by Aion, a Chinese EV marque of Guangzhou Automobile Corp (GAC). with 9,127 units.

Geely occupies the fifth place on the list with 7,160 units sold after registering 3,800 units in the first week of the month, an increase of 167% from 2021 although a drop of 18% from the last week of July.

SAIC-VW, the joint venture company between the Volkswagen Group and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), sold 4,280 vehicles in the country so far.

The JV is followed by the Shanghai-headquartered NIO with 4,102 units sold, slightly more than the Guangzhou-based XPeng that registered 4,093 vehicles so far.

In the first week of August, NIO sold 2,200 vehicles representing a 14% decrease year-over-year and a drop of 24% when compared to the previous week while XPeng accounted for 2,100 units, up 4% year-over-year.

Written by Cláudio Afonso | | LinkedIn | Twitter