Seres, Sokon's brand that partners with , sold 3,439 units in April, up 1,248.63 percent year-on-year.

Chongqing Sokon, Chinese tech giant Huawei's most important partner in the automotive sector, sold 8,552 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in April, figures it released today show.

That's up 187.56 percent from 2,974 units a year ago and up 14.78 percent from 7,451 units in March.

The company's NEV brand, Seres, sold 3,439 units in April, up 1,248.63 percent from the same month last year.

Sokon sold 20,040 units of all vehicles in April, down 17.76 percent from a year earlier.

It produced 20,698 vehicles in April, of which 7,738 were NEVs and 3,125 were under the Seres brand.

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 is in the spotlight because Huawei announced on April 20, 2021 that it would officially start selling cars, with the Seres SF5 from Sokon's brand Seres being the first model to enter its channel.

Seres announced the launch of a premium smart car brand with Huawei called AITO on December 2 last year, and on December 23, the brand unveiled its first model, the Wenjie M5, an SUV with extended-range technology.

On March 5, AITO held a delivery ceremony in Shanghai to deliver the M5 to the first batch of over 100 owners.

Retail sales of the AITO Wenjie M5 in March were 3,045 units, according to data released last month by the China Passenger Car Association. Data for April is not yet available.

AITO announced on April 20 that the price of the 4WD version of the Wenjie M5 will be adjusted at 24:00 on May 5, due to an increase in upstream raw material costs, which will be announced prior to the price increase. The plan has not been announced yet.

Huawei-backed AITO to raise prices of first model M5 next month