BEIJING – China produced and sold 38,000 and 36,000 units of new energy vehicles in July, a year-on-year increase of 93.4 and 98.1 percent respectively, according to statistics released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
Production and sales of battery electric vehicles in the month achieved 27,000 and 26,000 units, up by 127 and 144.2 percent on a yearly basis. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles were 11,000 and 10,000 units in production and sales respectively, up by 41.4 percent and 33.3 percent over the same period of last year.
Despite a drop of 4,000 units in production and sales in July, new energy passenger vehicles still accounted for over 80 percent of the market share. Production and sales of battery electric passenger vehicles were both over 20,000 units, accounting for 54 percent of the market share, while that of plug-in hybrid electric passenger vehicles were 10,000 and 9,000 units respectively.
Production and sales of new energy commercial vehicles in July were basically at the same level as that of the previous month. Output and sales of battery electric commercial vehicles were 7,000 and 9,000 units respectively, while those of plug-in hybrid electric commercial vehicles were both 1,000 units.
NEV production and sales were 215,000 and 207,000 units in the first seven months of the year, a year-over-year increase of 119.8 and 122.8 percent respectively. Battery electric vehicle production and sales were 162,000 and 153,000 units, a yearly increase of 156.4 and 160.9 percent, while that of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles were both 54,000 units, up by 53.7 and 57.6 percent compared with a year ago.
Sales of new energy PVs were 155,000 units, accounting for 72 percent of total NEV sales through to July. Sales of battery and plug-in hybrid electric passenger vehicles were 107,000 and 48,000 units respectively, accounting for 50 and 22 percent, while that of battery and plug-in hybrid commercial vehicles were 55,000 and 6,000 units, accounting for 25 and 3 percent of total NEV sales.