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Here are China’s sales figures from August 1 to 7th: BYD, Tesla, NIO, XPeng, and more

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According to official insurance data from the first week of August, BYD is leading the New Energy Vechicles sales (PHEV+ BEV) with 30,300 units insured, 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.

The Warren Buffett-backed automaker is followed by Tesla with 6,700 units (which excludes exports), an increase of 292% year-over-year and 31% when compared with the previous week.

In July, 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 5,400 vehicles insured, up 212% year-over-year and slightly less (4%) week-over-week and is followed by Aion, a Chinese EV marque of Guangzhou Automobile Corp. with 4,500 units — up 39% year-over-year and down 23% from the previous week.

AutomakerUnits (August 1 – 7th)
1. BYD30,300
2. Tesla6,700
3. Changan5,400
4. GAC Aion4,500
5. Geely3,800
6. Geely’s Zeekr2,500
7. NIO2,200
8. XPeng2,100
9. Aito1,600

Geely occupies the fifth place of the list with 3,800 units sold, an increase of 167% from 2021 although a drop of 18% from the last week of July while its brand Zeekr sold 2,500 Zeekr 001 models through the first seven days of August.

The Shanghai-headquartered NIO comes seventh on the list with 2,200 units sold as of August 7th representing a 14% decrease year-over-year and a drop of 24% when compared to the previous week.

The Guangzhou-based XPeng follows with 2,100 vehicles sold in the first week of the month, up 4% year-over-year.

The overall numbers for new energy vehicles increased 79% year-over-year to 96,000 units although they were 24% lower than those from the last week of July.

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