BYD’s Han electrical automobile, pictured right here on the 2021 Shanghai auto present, is without doubt one of the hottest new vitality autos in China.
Evelyn Cheng | CNBC
BEIJING — Chinese language automaker BYD offered fewer all-electric passenger vehicles within the first six months of this 12 months than the identical interval in 2019, earlier than the coronavirus pandemic.
The corporate, backed by U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett, stated Monday it offered 20,016 all-electric passenger vehicles in June for a complete of 93,440 models within the first half of the 12 months — double the year-ago determine.
However that progress nonetheless fell in need of gross sales of 95,779 all-electric passenger vehicles within the first six months of 2019.
In June, BYD additionally offered 84 extra hybrid-powered passenger vehicles than all-electric ones. That contrasted with a latest development of BYD’s all-electric vehicles outselling hybrid ones.
Passenger automobile gross sales in China seemingly fell 14.9% in June from a 12 months in the past, the China Affiliation of Car Producers stated Monday. Automobile gross sales total seemingly fell to 1.93 million models in June, a decline of 16.3% year-on-year and down 9.5% from the prior month, the affiliation stated.
The figures point out China’s car gross sales nonetheless rose during the last two years.
Primarily based on the affiliation’s estimate, information from Wind reveals China would have offered 12.8 million autos within the first half of 2021. That is up 24.8% from a 12 months in the past and above the 12.3 million models offered in the identical interval in 2019.