Sokon sold 41,440 NEVs for the full year 2021, up 104.4 percent year-on-year.

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Chongqing Sokon, Chinese tech giant 's most important partner in the automotive sector, sold 6,150 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in December, figures it released today show.

That's up 88.71 percent from 3,259 units a year ago, and up 34 percent from 4,591 units in November.

Sokon sold 41,440 NEVs for the full year in 2021, up 104.4 percent from a year earlier.

The company produced 6,248 NEVs in December, up 162.2 percent year-on-year. In 2021, it produced 41,701 NEVs, up 115.4 percent year-on-year.

In a separate announcement, Sokon said it will set up a new electric vehicle company for the Seres brand, in which Chongqing's government investment platform plans to take a stake.

The joint venture will have a registered capital of RMB 2 billion, with its controlling subsidiary Sokon New Energy planning to contribute RMB 900 million.

Sokon is an integrated automotive manufacturing company that develops, manufactures, sells and services passenger cars, commercial vehicles, powertrain and other automotive components.

Sokon's existing vehicle brands include Seres, Dongfeng Fengguang, and DFSK, and its main products include SUVs, MPVs, and minivans.

The company came into the spotlight when Huawei announced on April 20, 2021 that it would officially start selling cars, with the Seres SF5 from Seres being the first model to enter its channel.

Seres announced on December 2 the launch of a premium smart car brand called AITO, which stands for "Adding Intelligence to Auto."

The brand will feature Seres' capabilities in extended-range technology and cutting-edge technology from partners including Huawei to bring a new experience to users, Seres said.

On December 23, Huawei unveiled the first model of the AITO brand, the Wenjie M5, which will be the first production SUV to feature Huawei's latest HarmonyOS intelligent cockpit and its smart car solutions.

The Wenjie M5 is an SUV with extended-range technology, similar to 's Li ONE, with a pre-sale price starting at RMB 250,000 ($39,000) after subsidies.

According to a report by China Securities Journal on January 2, Huawei store salespeople said that more than 6,500 units of the Wenjie M5 were pre-ordered within four days of its launch.