Plug-in car sales in China jump 244% year-over-year in March 2021

Plug-in car sales in China jump 244% year-over-year in March 2021

Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) in China, the world’s largest car market, jumped again to set almost a new record in March 2021. According to fresh stats shared by EV Sales Blog, more than 210,000 new passenger plug-in electric cars were sold during the month of March this year.

The figure represents a year-over-year jump of nearly 244 per cent. In other words, the total number of plug-in car sales in the March jumped nearly 2.5 times from the corresponding month of last year.

Plug-in cars’ average market share in the month under review was recorded at 11 per cent, including 9.2 per cent for BEVs, which is a new monthly record for the fast-growing Chinese car market. It means, the Chinese car market continues to be deeply dominated by all-electric cars (BEVs) as these environment-friendly vehicles were responsible for the majority of the sales in the month under review.

When it comes to year-to-date sales of new passenger plug-in electric cars, different manufacturers collectively sold 491,000 units of EVs. The figure accounts for 10 per cent of the total Chinese car market, and BEVs continued to dominate the market with 8 per cent of share.

When it comes to electric models, the tiny Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV grabbed the No. 1 position with volume jumped to nearly 40,000 units in the month of March. Regardless of powertrain, it is the third-best result among all vehicles. This model has been around for less than a year, and it has already scored cumulative sales of more than 200,000 units.

The Tesla Model 3 and Model Y grabbed the second and the third positions, while the Great Wall Ora Black Cat and the BYD Han (BEV) emerged at the fourth and fifth sports, respectively. The Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV sold 39,745 units, while the Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y, the Great Wall Ora Black Cat, and the BYD Han (BEV) sold Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV sold 25,327 units, 10,151 units, 8,527 units, and 7,956 units, respectively.

The list of other strong-selling electric models also includes the BMW iX3 and the Volkswagen ID.4, which attracted 3,519 and 990 units, respectively. The ID.4 X and ID.4 CROZZ attracted 625 and 365 buyers, respectively.

It is interesting to note here that the top five year-to-date consist of the same five electric models in slightly different order.

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