Update: Added Han EV and Han DM breakdown data.
Despite the impact of the Covid outbreak on China's auto supply chain, BYD's sales rose across the board in April for all family models.
At a time when Covid is dealing a serious blow to the auto supply chain, BYD (OTCMKTS: BYDDY, HKG: 1211) maintained a rare growth in April, with all models seeing higher sales.
BYD sold 106,042 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in April, up 1 percent from March and up 313 percent from a year ago, according to the company's announcement today on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
The announcement did not provide a breakdown of BYD's individual models, but the data it posted on Weibo showed that sales of its models did not appear to be affected by Covid in April.
BYD's flagship Han family of sedans sold 13,421 units in April, up 64.1 percent year-on-year and up 8.6 percent from 12,359 units in March. Cumulative sales of the model have exceeded 200,000 units since its launch, according to BYD.
The Han EV, the family's all-electric vehicle, sold 10,225 units in April, up 77.9 percent year-on-year and essentially unchanged from 10,178 units in March. A total of 3,196 units of the Han DM were sold in April.
The BYD Han was originally launched in July 2020, when an all-electric version, the Han EV, and a plug-in hybrid, the Han DM, were offered.
BYD released the Han DM-i and Han DM-p models on April 10 based on the Han DM, with a combined range of up to 1,300 km.
The Dolphin, the first model of BYD's all-electric e-platform 3.0, sold 12,040 units in April, up 14.7 percent from 10,501 units in March.
BYD officially unveiled the Dolphin at the Chengdu auto show on August 29, 2021, and it is currently priced at RMB 102,800 ($15,560) - RMB 130,800 after subsidies.
The Destroyer 05, the first sedan in BYD's Ocean series, which was officially launched on March 17, sold 2,040 units in April, up 38.2 percent from March, according to the company.
The BYD Tang family sold 10,131 units in April and has sold a cumulative total of more than 330,000 units since its launch. Sales of the Tang EV were up 263.7 percent year-on-year, BYD said.
The BYD Song family sold 25,108 units in April, with cumulative sales of more than 1.15 million units since its launch. Sales of the Song DM series were up 1,299.5 percent year-on-year.
The BYD Qin family sold 23,520 units in April, with cumulative sales of more than 600,000 units since its launch. Among them, sales of Qin Plus EV increased 401.4 percent year on year.
The BYD Yuan family sold 15,168 units in April, an increase of 659.5 percent year-on-year, with cumulative sales of over 270,000 units since its launch.