A partnership with Huawei has brought a large number of orders to unknown Chinese carmaker Chongqing Sokon.
The company sold 4,351 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in June, up 111.93 percent year-over-year, according to data released by the company on July 9.
It sold a total of 14,982 new energy vehicles from January to June, an increase of 111.13 percent from a year earlier.
Chongqing Sokon sold 21,329 vehicles in June, down 3.06 percent from a year earlier. It sold a cumulative 132,784 units from January to June, up 20.26 percent year-over-year.
Huawei signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement with Chongqing Sokon at the beginning of 2019, stating that it will deeply promote cooperation in the field of new energy vehicles.
Huawei announced on April 20 this year that the company officially started selling cars, with the Seres SF5 from Chongqing Sokon being the first model to enter its channel, and it received 3,000 orders within two days of opening for sale.
However, its delivery has been slow due to the difficulty of ramping up its production capacity quickly in a short period of time.
At the end of May, a report quoted sales at a Seres 4S dealership as saying, "After working with Huawei, we have too many orders. Customers who place orders now will not get deliveries until the end of July at the earliest."
Chongqing Sokon is an integrated automotive manufacturing company that develops, manufactures, sells and services passenger cars, commercial vehicles, powertrain and other automotive components.
The company's brands, including Seres, Dongfeng Fengguang, DFSK and Sokon RCEV, have major products including SUVs, MPVs and minivans.
Huawei will start selling the second model from Chongqing Sokon, the Seres SF7, in the second half of the year, which could go on sale as early as August, reports iAUTO2010, a WeChat account that follows the automotive industry.
The Seres SF7 is a mid-size seven-seat SUV with a higher market positioning and price than the Seres SF5 currently on sale, according to the report.
Shanghai-listed Chongqing Sokon went up by the daily limit of 10 percent in early trading Monday, and has accumulated a 330 percent gain so far this year.
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