BYD, the Chinese electric car company backed by legendary US investor Warren Buffett, sold 41,366 new energy vehicles in June, up 192 percent from a year ago and 26 percent from May.

It sold 40,116 new-energy passenger vehicles in June, including 20,016 pure electric vehicles and 20,100 plug-in hybrids, the company said in an announcement on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on Monday.

sold 1,250 new energy commercial vehicles in June, including 697 buses.

From January to June, BYD sold 154,579 new energy vehicles, up 154.76 percent year-on-year. Among them, 150,211 new energy passenger vehicles were sold, an increase of 161.47 percent year-on-year.

From January to June, BYD sold 93,440 pure electric vehicles, up 101.98 percent year-on-year, and 56,771 plug-in hybrids, up 407.43 percent year-on-year.

BYD's combined vehicle sales in June were 51,015 units and fuel vehicle sales were 9,649 units.

BYD's total installed capacity of new energy vehicle power and storage batteries in June was approximately 2.777GWh, and the cumulative installed capacity for the year was approximately 12.707GWh.

Li Yunfei, general manager of BYD Passenger Vehicle Brand and PR Division, said in early June that the company's new energy vehicle sales will surpass China in June this year and is expected to become the global new energy vehicle champion within the year.

In May, BYD sold 32,800 new energy vehicles, while Tesla China sold a slightly higher 33,463 vehicles in May, according to the China Passenger Car Association.

There are no sales figures for Tesla China in June yet.