Chinese EV Sales Ranking in the First Half of 2015

Data from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers show that automakers based in the country sold 72,711 plug-in battery vehicles in the first six months of 2015, 240% more than the same period a year earlier. EV production jumped 250% to 76,233 units. According to China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), deliveries of China-made passenger EVs reached 50,627 in H1 2015, including 29,743 pure-electrics and 20,884 plug-in hybrids. In June CPCA recorded 12,366 sales of electric passenger cars, including 7,065 pure-electrics and 5,301 plug-in hybrids.

Below are the sales of the top-five EV-makers in H1 2015 (not including buses and trucks):

1. BYD, 19,789

2. Zotye, 9,260

3. BAIC EV, 5,892

4. Chery, 5,337

5. SAIC, 3,461

Sales of the top-ten best-selling EV models in H1 2015 are:

1. BYD Qin (plug-in hybrid), 16,477

2. BAIC EV 150/160/200 (E Series, pure-electric), 5,803

3. Zotye E20 (Zhidou E20, pure-electric), 4,913

4. Zotye Cloud 100 (pure-electric), 4,347

5. SAIC Roewe 550 Plug-in (plug-in hybrid), 3,321

6. Chery QQ EV (QQ3 EV, pure-electric), 3,208

7. BYD e6 (pure-electric), 2,900

8. JAC iEV (pure-electric), 2,591

9. Geely-Kandi Panda (pure-electric), 2,547

10. Chery eQ (pure-electric), 2,129

Sales of other notable EV models in H1 2015 are:

DENZA EV (pure-electric), 619

Venucia e30 (pure-electric), 453

BYD Tang (plug-in hybrid), 412

GAC Trumpchi GA5 REV (plug-in hybrid), 364

BMW 530Le (plug-in hybrid), 310

SAIC Roewe E50 (pure-electric), 140

BAIC ES210 (Senova EV, pure-electric), 89