This is up 316.78 percent from 3,189 units in the same month last year and up 7.03 percent from June.

Chongqing Sokon officially renamed as Seres Group, reports 13,291 NEV sales in July-CnEVPost

Chongqing Sokon Industrial Group Co Ltd, one of Huawei's most important partners in the automotive sector, has changed its name to Seres Group Co Ltd and announced its new energy vehicle (NEV) sales for July.

Seres Group sold a record 13,291 NEVs in July, up 316.78 percent from 3,189 units in the same month last year and up 7.03 percent from June, according to figures released today.

Among them, the Seres brand sold 7,807 units in July, up 8,873.56 percent year-on-year. So far this year, the Seres brand has sold a total of 29,388 units, an increase of 1,190.08 percent year on year.

From January to July, Seres Group sold 58,913 NEVs, up 224.21 percent from 18,171 units in the same period last year, according to data monitored by CnEVPost.

Seres Group was an unknown in China until last year, and it came into the spotlight because Huawei announced on April 20, 2021 that the company would officially start selling cars, with the Seres SF5 from the Seres brand being the first model to enter its channel.

Seres announced the joint launch of a premium NEV brand with Huawei called AITO on December 2 last year, and on December 23 last year the brand unveiled its first model, the AITO M5.

Chongqing Sokon officially renamed as Seres Group, reports 13,291 NEV sales in July-CnEVPost

AITO announced the brand's second model on July 4, the M7, a luxury large electric SUV, jointly designed by Seres and Huawei.

On July 11, Chongqing Sokon, which is listed in Shanghai, announced plans to change its official name to Seres Group Co Ltd.

The move is to make it easier for investors to accurately understand the company's current positioning and to match the company's name with its business and strategic planning, thereby unifying the company's brand image and enhancing its brand value, the announcement said.

It announced its official name change to Seres Group on July 31.

The name change to Seres Group indicates the company's firm determination to develop high-end smart electric vehicles, said its chairman Zhang Xinghai.

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