Retail sales of new energy passenger vehicles in China reached 222,000 units in July, up 169.4 percent year-over-year and down 3.2 percent from June, according to a report released Tuesday by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).

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Retail sales of new energy vehicles from January to July reached 1.229 million units, up 210.2 percent year-over-year. Wholesale sales of new energy passenger cars reached 1.339 million units, up 227.4 percent year-over-year, according to the report.

Wholesale sales of new energy passenger vehicles reached 246,000 units in July, up 202.9 percent year-over-year and up 5.1 percent from June.

Wholesale sales of pure electric vehicles were 198,000 in July, up 205 percent year-over-year, and plug-in hybrid sales were 47,000, up 196 percent year-over-year.

Wholesale sales of regular hybrid passenger vehicles were 47,000 in July, up 41 percent year-over-year and up 2 percent from June, the report said.

Companies with retail sales exceeding 10,000 units in China in July included with 45,782 units, SAIC-GM-Wuling with 32,800 units, and with 10,604 units.

Companies whose wholesale sales exceeded 10,000 units in July were BYD with 50,387 units, China with 32,968 units, SAIC-GM-Wuling with 27,347 units, SAIC Motors passenger cars with 13,454 units and GAC Aion with 10,506 units, the report said.

Exports of new energy vehicles showed explosive growth in July, with Tesla China exporting 24,347 units, SAIC Motors new energy passenger cars exporting 4,407 units, BYD 781 units and Chery Auto 120 units.

Passenger car market retail sales reached 1.5 million units in July 2021, down 6.2 percent year-over-year and 4.9 percent from June.

The world auto supply-demand situation after the ease of the epidemic is temporarily under pressure, and the lack of international chip supply and uncertainty has led to large losses in production cuts by some Chinese car companies, the report said.

Tesla delivered 8,621 locally made vehicles in China in July, down 69% from June