Chinese EV Sales Topped 10,000 in May 2015

Deliveries of plug-in electric cars reached 10,856 in May 2015, jumping 192% on year and 30% on month, according to China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). The count only covers high-speed passenger models produced within China. 6,540 pure-electric cars were sold in the month, up 145% on year; sales of PHEVs soared 308% to 4,316. In the first five months of this year, a total of 22,678 pure-electrics and 15,583 hybrids were delivered in the passenger car market.

China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) has so far not released its numbers of EV sales for April or May. A spokesperson for it explained recently that lack of cooperation from certain EV makers prevented the association from publishing accurate data for the past two months.

Meanwhile, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology show that automakers in the country produced about 19,000 plug-in EVs (PEVs) in May, including 9,922 pure-electric passenger cars, 2,832 pure-electric buses and trucks, 4,923 hybrid passenger cars, and 1,431 hybrid commercial vehicles. In the first five months of 2015, PEV production increased nearly 300% on year to 53,600.

Below are sales of plug-in electric cars by model. The data come from China Passenger Car Association.

Sales of pure-electric cars
Rank in May Models sales in May Sales in Jan-May
1 BAIC EV160, EV200 1,500 4,297
2 Zotye Cloud 100 1,160 3,133
3 Zotye E20 1,079 4,137
4 Geely-Kandi Panda 700 1,723
5 Chery QQ EV 602 2,698
6 JAC iEV 490 1,576
7 BYD e6 406 2,395
8 Chery eQ 330 1,653
9 DENZA EV 117 515
10 Dongfeng Nissan Venucia e30 92 345
11 SAIC Roewe e50 61 131
12 BAIC ES210 (Senova EV) 3 72
13 Zotye TT EV 0 3

 

Sales of plug-in hybrid cars
Rank in May Models sales in May Sales in Jan-May
1 BYD Qin 3518 12,462
2 SAIC Roewe 550 PHEV 711 2,632
3 BMW 530Le PHEV 65 184
4 GAC Trumpchi GA5 PHEV 22 305