Chinese Automaker BYD Records Fantastic Plug-In Sales

BYD has tripled plug-in sales, achieving the best result in around 29 months.

  • The Chinese automaker has sold over 31,000 plug-in vehicles which is up 199% year-over-year.
  • This achievement is BYD’s second-highest monthly result ever, with December 2018 being the companies best to date.
  • In 2021, BYD has sold 110,095 plug-ins total in China.

It would appear that things are looking up for Chinese automaker BYD after recording one of their best months to date as far as sales go.

The company managed to sell 31,681 plug-in vehicles in China, which, according to Inside EVs, is up 199% year-over-year.

This achievement is BYD’s best result in around 29 months and is actually the second-highest monthly result in the company’s history — second only to December 2018.

In May alone, sales of plug-ins accounted for 70% of total sales. The top-selling model continues to be the all-electric Han, with its plug-in equivalent coming in third.

Stats like this are promising. Companies were hit hard because of the pandemic, so to hear that sales are increasing again puts EVs back in the driver’s seat.

According to the date, PHEVs continue to outweigh BEVs in terms of sales. In 2021, BYD has sold 110,095 plug-ins total in China, which is definitely something to brag about.

We recently reported on BYD’s largest order of UK buses to date. The RATP Dev London ordered 195 single/double-decker vehicles.

Countries like Norway and New Zealand rely heavily on BYD and its battery tech. They are easily one of the most influential names operating in the EV space.

If you’ve yet to follow them online, do so. BYD are always coming out with new concepts/announcements.

Could this be a swing in the right direction for BYD? We hope so, given their work on commercial vehicles as of late. Give us your thoughts on social media.

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