2014 EV Sales Ranking

Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) soared 324% last year to 74,763 units, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). Production reached 78,499 units, 4.5 times that in 2013. Automakers in the country rolled out a total of 48,605 pure-electric models and 29,894 plug-in hybrids, while sales of the two types of EVs jumped to 45,048 and 29,715 respectively. Among all the PEVs sold last year, 71% are sedans (two- or three-box), 27% buses, 1% trucks.

Dong Yang, Secretary-General of the auto association, projected that the Chinese market of PEVs would double in size to 150,000- 200,000 units in 2015.

The list below only covers plug-in electric passenger cars built in China. The BYD Qin and Roewe 550 EV are hybrids, while all the other models are all-electric.

Rank / Model / 2014 Sales

1. BYD Qin: 14,747

2. Zotye E20 (Zhidou E20): 7,341

3. BAIC E150 EV (EV200): 5,234

4. BYD e6: 3,560

5. Geely-Kandi Panda EV: 1,285

6. SAIC Roewe 550 PHEV: about 1,000

7. JAC iEV: about 1,000

8. Venucia e30: 582

9. Chey eQ: 542

10. Zotye T200 EV: 200

11. SAIC Roewe E50: 168

12. DENZA EV: 132

13. Zotye M300 EV: 1