Chinese auto giant Great Wall Motor sold 3,597 new energy vehicles in May, down 52 percent from April, according to an announcement it made on June 8.
The vehicles all came from Ora, the company's electric car brand focused on the female user segment.
It's worth noting that Great Wall Motor has been reporting new energy vehicle sales since July 2020, and they haven't always come from Ora.
(Graphic by CnEVPost)
For example, in April the company said it sold 7,480 new energy vehicles, but the Ora brand sold 7,476. The company did not specify which of its brands sold the additional four new energy vehicles.
From January to May, Great Wall Motor sold a total of 41,804 new energy vehicles.
In May, the company sold 86,965 units of all vehicles, up 6.18 percent from the previous year. It sold 517,547 units of all vehicles in the first five months, up 65.32 percent year-on-year.
Great Wall Motor sold 10,079 units to overseas markets in May, and 47,970 units in total from January to May.
From these figures, Great Wall Motor seems to be largely unaffected by the chip shortage.
Great Wall Motor is more about sourcing from around the world in order to make the company's sales match the manufacturer's plan as soon as possible, Xu Hui, the company's board secretary, said previously.
With the implementation of countermeasures in the second half of the year, the tension should ease significantly, Xu said.