BYD sold 4,026 new energy passenger vehicles in July in overseas markets, the first time it has provided this breakdown in its monthly sales report.
BYD saw another record month of sales, even as its major peers suffered declines.
The company sold 162,530 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in July, up 221.89 percent from 50,492 units a year earlier and 21.26 percent from 134,036 units in June, figures released today show.
The largest Chinese NEV maker sold 4,026 new energy passenger vehicles in July in overseas markets, the first time it has provided that breakdown in its monthly sales report.
From January to July, BYD's NEV sales reached 803,880 units, up 292 percent from 205,071 units in the same period last year.
BYD's NEVs include passenger cars, which sold 162,214 units in July, and commercial vehicles, which sold 316 units.
BYD's new energy passenger cars include pure electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, with 80,991 units sold in July for the former and 81,223 units for the latter.
BYD's installed power and energy storage battery capacity in July was about 7.287 GWh, up 142.82 percent year-on-year and up 6.24 percent from June. Its cumulative installed battery capacity so far this year was 41.329 GWh.
BYD discontinued vehicles powered entirely by internal combustion engines in March to focus on pure electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.
Despite the huge sales volume, BYD continues to be plagued by a lack of capacity.
As of early July, BYD had accumulated more than 700,000 undelivered orders, Jiemian reported last month, citing the company's sales staff.
If the plan to increase production goes well, BYD's monthly output will reach about 300,000 units in August, when delivery lead times for models with severe shortages, including the Dolphin, are expected to be shortened to within a month, Jiemian said, citing unnamed insiders.
BYD's production base in Hefei, eastern China's Anhui province, saw its first vehicles roll off the line on June 30, the company's sixth production base in China.
Before the Hefei base went into production, BYD has five production bases in China in Shenzhen, Xi'an, Changsha, Changzhou and Fuzhou. The company is currently building new production bases in Zhengzhou, Jinan and Xiangyang.
BYD's production bases in Jinan and Zhengzhou will go into production by the end of the year, according to Jiemian's report.