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China NEV sales increase 128 percent in May

BEIJING – China’s production and sales of new energy vehicles reached 37,000 and 35,000 units in May, up 131.3 and 128 percent from the same period of last year, according to statistics from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

In May, production and sales of battery electric vehicles were 29,000 and 26,000 units, an increase of 177 and 161.6 percent year-on-year. Output and sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in the month both came to around 9,000 units, a growth of 49.3 and 68.7 percent on a yearly basis.

In the first five months of the year, China produced and sold 132,000 and 126,000 units of NEVs, up 131.4 and 134.1 percent from the same period of the previous year, said CAAM. Of the total, output and sales of battery electric vehicles reached 99,000 and 92,000 units, a rise of 175.1 and 176.2 percent, while that of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles were 33,000 and 34,000 units, up 55.8 and 65 percent from last year.

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