Tesla's delivery in February was not significantly affected by the new coronavirus outbreak.
Tesla delivered 3958 units in the Chinese market in February, accounting for about 30% of the country's total electric vehicle sales, Cui Dongshu, secretary general of China Passenger Car Association said on March 9.
According to vehicle insurance data, Tesla registered 3,563 new cars in China in January. This means that Tesla's delivery in February was not significantly affected by the new coronavirus outbreak.
According to the data of the China Passenger Car Association, China's wholesale sales of new energy passenger vehicles in February were 11,000 units, a year-on-year decrease of 77.7% and a month-on-year decrease of 70%.
At the same time that the delivery volume has risen against the trend, Tesla's production capacity has also increased simultaneously.
According to the statistics of the "Power Battery Monthly Database" in February, the output of new energy vehicles in the domestic market in February this year was about 11,900, a year-on-year decrease of 77.4%.
Among them, Tesla's Shanghai plant produced 3,898 vehicles in February, accounting for over 30% of its share, surpassing BYD and ranking first in China's new energy vehicle production list.
However, Tesla is currently facing a major crisis of public opinion. In order to complete the delivery target as soon as possible, Tesla was caught in the "reduction of door" storm, and some even questioned Tesla's playing "double standards" in China.
Tesla's strength also makes its own brand-new energy vehicles under full pressure. The sales volume of all auto companies fell to varying degrees in February.
Among them, BYD's February new energy model sales were 2,803 units, a decrease of 80.6% year-on-year, and BAIC New Energy's February sales were 1,002 units, a 65% decrease from the same period last year.