Tesla sells 23,804 Model 3s in China in Dec, up 10 percent from Nov
Tesla sold 23,804 Model 3s in China in December, up 10.18 percent from 21,604 units sold in November, according to data released today by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).
Wholesale sales of new energy passenger vehicles in China reached 210,000 units in December, up 53.6 percent year-on-year and up 15.6 percent from November, the data showed.
Plug-in hybrid sales in December reached 34,000 units, up 111.7% year-on-year. Wholesale sales of pure electric were 176,000 units, up 45.9 percent year-on-year.
The electric vehicle market showed a dumbbell shape in December, with sales of both high-end and low-end models rising sharply. The A00 class sold 57,000 units, with a share of 32% of the pure EV market; A-class EVs accounted for 28% of the pure EV market share, with steady year-end growth; B-class EVs reached 47,000 units, up 18% from November, with a 23% share, the strongest performance.
Companies with sales exceeding 10,000 units in December include 41,089 units of SAIC-GM-Wuling, 28,075 units of BYD, 23,804 units of Tesla China, 18,167 units of SAIC Passenger Cars, and 10,729 units of Great Wall Motor.
December sales of emerging carmakers including NIO, Li Auto, WM Motor, XPeng Motors, Hozon Auto, and Leap Motor also performed well year-on-year, the CPCA said.
The new energy performance of large groups has become more divided, with SAIC and GAC performing relatively strong. BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, and other luxury car companies began full-scale production of pure electric vehicles this month.
General hybrid passenger car wholesale 45,700 units in December, up 62% from December last year.
Retail sales of new energy passenger vehicles reached 206,000 units in December, up 58.1% year-on-year and up 20.8% from November.