BEIJING – China produced and sold 31,266 and 31,772 new energy vehicles in April, up 24 and 39 percent month-on-month and 178.3 and 190.6 percent year-on-year, according to statistics by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
Output and sales of battery electric vehicles in April reached 23,918 and 23,908 units, an increase of 227.9 and 243.8 percent on a yearly basis. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles achieved production and sales of 7,348 and 7,864 units in the month, an increase of 86.5 and 97.6 percent from the same month of the previous year. Sales of battery electric vehicles accounted for 75 percent of total NEV sales, while that of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles had a growth of 48 percent from March.
NEV production and sales in the first four months of the year were 94,442 and 90,529 units, up 126.8 and 131.1 percent respectively from the same period of last year. Of the total, output and sales of battery electric vehicles came to 70,552 and 66,444 units, a rise of 165.3 and 171.2 percent from 2015. Output and sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles were 23,890 and 24,085 units, a growth of 58.8 and 64.1 percent from a year ago.