BYD's wholesale sales of new energy passenger vehicles in China reached 60,858 units in August, the highest of any brand, according to data released Wednesday by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).
Tesla China's wholesale sales for the month were 44,264 units and SAIC-GM-Wuling 43,783 units, ranking behind BYD, the data showed.
SAIC Passenger Vehicle Branch had wholesale sales of 16,998 units and GAC Aion 11,613 units in August. Other companies did not exceed 10,000 wholesale sales under a single brand in August.
Sales of plug-in hybrid BYD vehicles reached 30,476 units in August, up 24 percent from July, making it a new bright spot, the CPCA said.
BYD figures released earlier this month showed it sold 61,409 new energy vehicles in August, up 302 percent from a year ago and about 22 percent from July.
That includes 60,508 passenger cars, and 901 commercial vehicles, BYD said.
Among new energy passenger vehicles, BYD sold 30,382 pure electric vehicles in August, up 223 percent from 9,414 units a year earlier. Its plug-in hybrids sold 30,126 units in August, up 5,556 percent from 4,595 units a year earlier, the company said.
GAC Aion said last week that it sold 11,631 units in August, up 115 percent from a year ago and up about 10 percent from July.
GAC Aion received orders for more than 18,000 units in August, another record high, the company claimed.
Sales performance of new car makers including Li Auto (NASDAQ: LI), XPeng Motors (NYSE: XPEV), NIO (NYSE: NIO), Hozon Auto and Leap Motor were generally excellent in August, the CPCA said.
Among mainstream joint venture brands, FAW-Volkswagen and SAIC-Volkswagen saw combined wholesale sales of 11,756 new energy vehicles, accounting for 69 percent share of mainstream joint venture brands, according to the CPCA.
Luxury car companies, including Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi, are in full mass production of pure electric vehicles, but product acceptance has yet to increase, the CPCA said.