BEIJING – China new energy passenger vehicle sales reached 10,092 units in February, up 130 percent year-on-year but down 27 percent from January, according to the latest data released by China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).
Sales in the first two months of the year reached about 24,000 units, accounting for 65 percent of new energy vehicle sales.
Battery electric passenger vehicle sales increased 2 folds in February year-on-year, accounting for 63 percent of new energy passenger vehicle sales.
Top three battery electric passenger vehicle makers by sales were BAIC, BYD, JAC in February, with sales of 1,704, 1,217 and around 1,000 units, respectively.
Sales of Geely’s first battery electric vehicle the Emgrand EV were 200 units in February.
In terms of plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles, BYD is the biggest winner with February sales of 3,161 units, accounting for 85 percent of the market. Sales of SAIC’s Roewe e550 were 413 units, a decline of 64 percent from January.