Chinese EV Sales in March 2015

Automakers in China produced 14,328 and sold 14,122 plug-in EVs (PEVs) in March, according to CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers). Compared with the same period in 2014, the output and sales soared 280% and 300% respectively. Deliveries of pure-electric automobiles (both passenger and commercial vehicles) jumped 350% to 9,390, while hybrid sales rose 190% to 4,732 (not including imported models and low-speed EVs).

In the first three months, PEV output and sales increased 290% and 280% to 27,271 and 26,581 units respectively. Pure-electric sales reached 15,405 on a 380% increase; 11,176 hybrids were sold, 210% more than March 2014.

Below are the March and Q1 deliveries of China-made highway-capable passenger EVs (the numbers in the following two tables come from China Passenger Car Association):

All-electric passenger cars:

Models Sales in March 2015 Sales in Q1 2015
BAIC E Series EV (EV160, EV200, E150EV) 1431 1950
Zotye Cloud 100 (Z100 EV) 1202 1526
Zotye E20 1151 1927
Geely-Kandi Panda EV 928 928
Chery QQ EV 502 1429
Chery eQ 403 1061
BYD e6 400 1099
DENZA EV 163 267
JAC iEV 152 502
BAIC Senova EV (ES210) 62 62
Venucia e30 39 218
Roewe e50 5 12
–Total 6448 10981

Plug-in hybrid passenger cars:

Models Sales in March 2015 Sales in Q1 2015
BYD Qin 2476 6319
Roewe 550 PHEV 739 1442
GAC Trumpchi GA5 REV 77 255
BMW 5 PHEV (530Le) 62 86
–Total 3354 8102