Neta's flagship sedan, the Neta S, has more than 10,000 units on order, and test rides and test drives for the model will be open starting in September.

Neta delivers record 16,017 vehicles in Aug, up 14% from July-CnEVPost

Neta Automobile, the electric vehicle (EV) brand of Chinese company Hozon Auto, delivered 16,017 vehicles in August, a record high for the third month in a row.

That's up 14 percent from 14,037 units in July and up 142 percent from 6,613 units in the same month last year, figures released today show.

In the January-August period, Neta delivered 93,185 vehicles, up 176 percent from 33,728 units in the same period last year.

Neta currently offers the Neta V and Neta U in China, targeting the lower end of the market with starting prices of RMB 79,900 ($11,580) and RMB 123,800 respectively.

Neta delivers record 16,017 vehicles in Aug, up 14% from July-CnEVPost

(Neta U. Image credit: Neta)

On June 6, Neta began pre-sales for its flagship sedan Neta S. On June 22, Neta announced that the model had received 5,216 pre-orders in 15 days.

On July 31, the model was officially launched with a price range of RMB 199,800 - 338,800 and deliveries will begin in the fourth quarter.

Neta said today that orders for the Neta S exceeded 10,000 units, and test rides and test drives for the model will be open starting in September.

Neta's expectation for future Neta S sales is at least 10,000 units per month, and reaching 20,000 units is considered a satisfactory achievement, Hozon CEO Zhang Yong said in Weibo on June 22

In addition to the Chinese market, Neta has begun to expand overseas markets.

On August 24, Neta announced the launch of the right-hand drive version of the Neta V at a launch event in Thailand, its first model to be offered there.

A large number of Neta V right-hand drive versions have recently been shipped to Thailand and deliveries to local consumers will begin soon, Neta said at the time.

Neta V is expected to deliver 3,000 units in Thailand by the end of this year, it said.

Neta officially launches flagship sedan Neta S with starting price around $29,610