From January to May, the Model Y sold 152,461 units at retail in China, up 87.03 percent year-on-year, and was also the best-selling SUV in China during the period.
Tesla's (NASDAQ: TSLA) Model Y was again the best-selling SUV in China in May, with the Model 3 also doing well in a sedan ranking.
Model Y retail sales in China in May were 31,054 units, up 428.58 percent year-on-year and up 16.05 percent from April, according to a ranking released yesterday by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).
This makes the Model Y the best-selling SUV in China in May, ahead of the second-place BYD Yuan Plus with 26,072 units and the third-place BYD Song Plus with 22,079 units.
It is worth noting that the BYD Song family was considered as one model in the CPCA's previous rankings. The family includes the Dynasty Series Song Pro and Song Max, as well as the Ocean Series Song Plus.
Song Pro retail sales in May were 13,501 units, placing it at No. 9 in the ranking.
From January to May, Model Y retail sales in China were 152,461 units, up 87.03 percent year-on-year, making it the best-selling SUV in China during this period.
The BYD Song Plus ranked second with 149,485 units in January-May, and the BYD Yuan Plus ranked third with 117,531 units.
Model 3 retail sales in China in May were 11,454 units, up 189.97 percent year-on-year, but down 13.20 percent from April.
The Tesla sedan did not make the top 20 list of best-selling sedans in May, with the 20th place on the list being the Mercedes-Benz C-Class at 11,929 units.
The Model 3 was fifth on the list of premium sedan sales in May. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class was No. 1 with 14,600 units, the BMW 3 Series was No. 2 with 14,009 units and the Audi A6L was No. 3 with 13,154 units.
From January to May, Model 3 retail sales in China were 67,432 units, up 76.89 percent year-on-year, making it the best-selling premium sedan during this period.
The Audi A6L ranked second with 64,272 units from January to May, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class ranked third with 61,244 units.
Tesla has a factory in Shanghai that produces the Model 3 and Model Y. Their combined retail sales in China in May were 42,508 units, ranking third in China's NEV market with a 7.3 percent share, according to data released by the CPCA on June 9.
Tesla's Shanghai plant exported 35,187 vehicles in May, up 57.51 percent year-on-year, but down 1.95 percent from April, data monitored by CnEVPost showed.