sold 2,000 units last week, up from 700 the week before and 1,316 in the first week of April.

(NASDAQ: LI) maintained strong sales last week, and Nio (NYSE: NIO) saw a significant rebound, the latest data show.

With 7,200 units sold in the week ending April 23, Li Auto far outpaced other new car-making brands, the automaker said today on Weibo.

With deliveries of the Air versions of the Li L8 and Li L7, Li Auto's weekly sales hit another record high, it said.

Li Auto didn't specify what statistic that sales figure was based on, though apparently, it was insurance registrations.

Previously, we had access to this data every Tuesday, and it was Li Auto's practice to share some of it on Wednesdays to show off that it was leading the pack of new car makers.

The main third-party agencies and Weibo bloggers that provide data on auto insurance registrations in China stopped sharing the data this month, but Li Auto continues to share some of it.

This is the first time Li Auto has shared those numbers on a Tuesday, though they weren't taken down to single digits.

(NASDAQ: TSLA) sold 10,300 units last week, according to the table shared by Li Auto. That was down from 12,500 units the week before and up from 6,973 units in the first week of April.

Nio sold 2,000 units last week, up from 700 the week before and 1,316 in the first week of April.

(NYSE: XPEV) sold 1,900 units last week, up from 1,300 units and 904 units in the previous two weeks.

sold 2,100 units last week, up from 1,600 units the previous week and 1,476 units in the first week of April.

, Leapmotor and Denza sold 3,000, 2,500 and 2,300 units respectively last week.

Among luxury brands, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi had the highest sales last week with 15,800, 15,600 and 14,800 respectively, according to data shared by Li Auto.

It is worth noting that Li Auto is currently in the upward cycle of new model deliveries, while Nio and Xpeng are still in the transition to new models.

All of Li Auto's current models are extended-range electric vehicles (EREVs), essentially plug-in hybrids that target a larger market than pure electric vehicles.

The company first began offering the cheaper Air lineup, which includes the Li L7 Air as well as the Li L8 Air, when it launched its first five-seat SUV, the Li L7, in early February.

Its flagship model, the Li L9, is only available in the Max version, with the Li L8 previously offered in Pro and Max versions.

Deliveries of both the Li L7 Air and the Li L8 Air began earlier this month.

Nio is shifting its NT 1.0 platform-based models to the NT 2.0 platform and has updated a flagship sedan.

The 2023 ET7 sedan was launched on the first day of the Shanghai auto show on April 18, and the new ES6 based on the NT 2.0 platform was also unveiled. The 2023 ET7 is already taking order lock-ins, with deliveries starting in mid-May. The new ES6 is available for pre-order, but the official launch and delivery will be in late May.

Xpeng debuted the G6 on April 18 at the Shanghai auto show, but did not announce the price information.

On March 17, Xpeng management said during the company's four-quarter earnings call that the G6 with a price range of RMB 200,000 ($28,910) - RMB 300,000, will be officially launched and delivered by the end of the second quarter.

($1 = RMB 6.9182)

Insurance registrations for week ending Apr 16: Tesla 12,500, Li Auto 6,300, NIO 700

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