Best-selling China-made EVs in 2016

In 2016 carmakers in China delivered 329,000 units of plug-in electric passenger vehicles, according to CPCA (China Passenger Car Association). Compared with the previous year, EV sales soared 86%. 75% of the count, or 240,000 units, are pure-electric cars; their sales jumped 116% on year. Deliveries of plug-in hybrids went up 26% to 80,000.

Data from CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers) reveal that sales of China-made plug-in battery vehicles (both passenger cars and commercial vehicles) increased 53% on year to 507,000 units, while production gained 51.7% to 517,000 units. The market of pure-electric vehicles expanded 65.1% to 409,000 units, while that of PHEVs reached 98,000 units on a growth of 17.1%.

Top 40 Best-selling China-made electric cars in 2016
Rank Models Type Manufacturers 2016 Sales
1 BYD Tang PHEV BYD 31,405
2 BYD Qin, hybrid version PHEV BYD 21,868
3 BYD e6 Pure-electric BYD 20,605
4 BAIC EV Series Pure-electric BAIC 18,814
5 BAIC EU Series Pure-electric BAIC 18,805
6 Geely Emgrand EV Pure-electric Geely 17,181
7 Zotye Cloud 100 Pure-electric Zotye 16,417
8 Chery eQ Pure-electric Chery 16,017
9 BYD e5 Pure-electric BYD 15,639
10 Roewe e550 PHEV SAIC 15,145
11 Zotye E200 Pure-electric Zotye 13,154
12 Zhidou D1 Pure-electric Geely Zhidou 11,201
13 JAC iEV4 Pure-electric JAC 10,799
14 BYD Qin, pure-electric version Pure-electric BYD 10,656
15 Jiangling E100 Pure-electric JMC 9,569
16 Zhidou D2 Pure-electric Geely Zhidou 9,091
17 Kandi K17 Pure-electric Geely Kandi 6,862
18 Jingling E200 Pure-electric JMC 5,976
19 JAC iEV5 Pure-electric JAC 4,971
20 Changan Eado EV Pure-electric Changan 4,839
21 BAIC EX Series Pure-electric BAIC 4,534
22 Dongfeng Justfor E30 Pure-electric Zhengzhou-Nissan (Dongfeng-Nissan) 4,347
23 Zotye TT EV Pure-electric Zotye 3,957
24 Chery Arrizo7e PHEV Chery 3,643
25 Zotye Zhima E30 Pure-electric Zotye 3,471
26 GAC Trumpchi GA5 EV PHEV GAC 3,378
27 Roewe E950 PHEV SAIC 3,377
28 Kandi K10 Pure-electric Geely Kandi 3,185
29 JAC iEVs Pure-electric JAC 2,569
30 DENZA EV Pure-electric DENZA (BYD-Daimler) 2,287
31 Venucia E30 (Nissan Leaf) Pure-electric Dongfeng-Nissan 1,961
32 Kandi K12 Pure-electric Geely Kandi 1,499
33 Roewe E50 Pure-electric SAIC  
34 Volvo S60L PHEV PHEV Volvo Asia Pacific 1,023
35 Dongfeng Fengshen E30 Pure-electric Dongfeng 680
36 Yema T70 EV (E70) Pure-electric Sichuan Auto 576
37 BMW 530Le PHEV BMW-Brilliance 433
38 Haima Aishang EV Pure-electric Haima 426
39 Haima @3 Pure-electric Haima 381
40 Changan Benni Pure-electric Changan 92