For the full year of 2021, BJEV sold 26,127 units, up 0.82 percent from 25,914 units in 2020.

BAIC sold 4,198 NEVs in Dec, up 305% year-on-year-CnEVPost

(Graphic by CnEVPost)

BAIC BluePark, the new energy vehicle (NEV) brand of BAIC, said Wednesday that its subsidiary Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV) sold 4,198 units in December.

That was its highest single-month delivery in 2021, up 304.8 percent from 1,037 units in the same month last year and up 70 percent from 2,471 units in November.

For the full year 2021, BJEV sales were 26,127 units, up 0.82 percent from 25,914 units in 2020.

BJEV production was just 969 units in December and 6,369 units for the full year 2021, down 51.8 percent from 13,224 units in 2020.

Although BJEV's sales for the entirety of last year were equivalent to just two months of sales for leading EV startups including XPeng Motors, NIO, and Li Auto, it actually has a stellar past.

BJEV had been the No. 1 seller of pure electric vehicles in China for seven consecutive years from 2013-2019, including sales in 2017 that even surpassed Tesla as the global top seller of pure electric vehicles.

However, BAIC BluePark's business situation has continued to deteriorate in recent years. It sold 150,600 units in 2019 and plummeted to 25,914 units in 2020.

BAIC BluePark is now pinning its turnaround hopes on its Arcfox brand, which has two models, the Arcfox α-T SUV and Arcfox α-S sedan, with the former released at the end of October 2020 and the latter at the end of April 2021.

Arcfox reported on January 2 that it delivered 1,186 vehicles in December, up 76 percent from November and up 696 percent year-on-year.

In the fourth quarter, Arcfox delivered 2,408 vehicles, up 41 percent from the third quarter and up 569 percent year-on-year, it announced.

For the full year 2021 Arcfox delivered 4,993 vehicles.

Arcfox delivered 1,186 vehicles in Dec, up 696% year-on-year