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.
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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.
|Automaker||Units (August 1 – 7th)|
|4. GAC Aion||4,500|
|6. Geely’s Zeekr||2,500|
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.