|The most recent addition to the Zotye EV lineup: The Z100 EV, E20's one-size larger brother|
Breathing Time Edition
January is the slowest month in the Chinese EV Market, with sales still recovering from the December push, which is usually the best-selling month of the year, with this in mind, sales last January stood at some 5.200 units, almost half of what it was in previous month of December (10.000 units), but if we compare with January of last year, there is a 150% jump in sales, which could indicate some 145.000 units being sold this year.
Looking at the models ranking, the BYD Qin continues to amaze, consistently breaking its personal best performance, month after month, it's now at 1.911 units, a result that represents a third of all plug-ins sold in China last month.
In second we have the Thought Dead Chery QQ EV with a robust 552 units, with another BYD in Third, the e6 triples the sales made twelve months ago to 423 units. With the Denza making its first steps (23 units this month) and the upcoming landing of the Tang SUV, it sure looks that BYD will win another Best-Selling Manufacturer title this year.
There are two Plug-In Hybrids looking to get some piece of BYD Qin's pie, the Roewe 550 PHEV is slowly climbing the ranking, while the GAC Trumphi GA5 REV (Long name, eh?) enters the radar in #9 with 145 units.
A final note on Tesla performance, with only 120 sales, it was only #11 in the ranking a very unfamiliar position for the american carmaker, let's hope Tesla's new management in China gets it right.
Chery QQ EV
|Roewe 550 PHEV|
Zotye Z100 EV
Venucia Morning Wind
GAC Trumphi GA5 REV
BAIC E150 / E200 EV
Tesla Model S
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Source: Chooseauto.cn; China Auto Web