sold 103,157 all-electric passenger cars and 114,361 plug-in hybrids in October.

BYD sold 217,816 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in October, a new all-time high and the second consecutive month of more than 200,000 units.

That's up 168.78 percent from 81,040 units in the same month last year and up 8.23 percent from 201,259 units in September, according to an announcement today.

BYD's NEVs include passenger cars as well as commercial vehicles, and they sold 217,518 units and 298 units in October, respectively.

Among these passenger vehicles, pure electric vehicle sales were 103,157 units, the first time they exceeded 100,000 units, up 150.19 percent from 41,232 units a year ago. The number of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) was 114,361, up 194.97 percent from 38,771 units in the same period last year.

In October, BYD sold 9,529 NEVs in overseas markets, up 23.18 percent from 7,736 units in September. The company first announced overseas sales figures for NEVs in July.

BYD stopped the production and sales of vehicles powered entirely by internal combustion engines in March.

From January to October, BYD's cumulative NEV sales were 1,397,870 units, up 233.92 percent from 418,619 units in the same period last year.

BYD's year-to-date sales of pure electric passenger vehicles were 685,286 units, up 202.75 percent from 226,356 units in the same period last year.

It has sold 707,553 plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles this year, up 283.61 percent from 184,445 units in the same period last year.

In addition to being the largest NEV maker in China, BYD is also the second-largest power battery manufacturer in the country.

BYD's installed power and energy storage battery capacity in October was about 10.188 GWh, up 123.57 percent from 4.557 GWh in the same month last year and up 18.33 percent from 8.610 GWh in September.

So far this year, BYD's installed battery capacity is about 67.68 GWh, up 141.81 percent from 27.99 GWh in the same period last year.