In June, Leapmotor's flagship C-series model delivered more than 11,600 units, contributing more than 87 percent of total deliveries.
Leapmotor delivered a record number of vehicles last month, as the company's move to add extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) offerings appears to have worked to boost sales.
The company delivered 13,209 vehicles in June, surpassing the previous record of 12,525 vehicles last August, according to figures released today.
That's up 17.32 percent from 11,259 units a year ago and up 9.55 percent from 12,058 units in May.
Leapmotor delivered 33,993 vehicles in the second quarter, up 11.76 percent year-on-year and up 223.47 percent from the first quarter.
In the first half of the year, the company delivered 44,502 vehicles, down 14.41 percent from 51,994 in the same period last year.
By the end of June, Leapmotor had delivered 206,171 vehicles since its inception, according to data monitored by CnEVPost.
In June, Leapmotor's flagship C-series model delivered more than 11,600 units, contributing more than 87 percent of total deliveries, the company said today.
Of the total, more than 8,900 units of the flagship SUV model, the C11 series, were delivered, it said.
Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Zhejiang, Leapmotor's models on sale include the mini vehicle T03, the coupe model S01, the flagship SUV C11, and the flagship sedan C01.
Leapmotor has been seen as a budget EV maker for the past few years, with sales mainly contributed by the inexpensive T03, which currently has a starting price range of RMB 59,900 ($8,260) to RMB 89,900.
The C11, which went on sale September 29, 2021, and the C01, which went on sale September 28, 2022, are Leapmotor's flagship models, targeting the RMB 150,000 to RMB 300,000 range.
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Deliveries of Leapmotor declined significantly starting in the fourth quarter of last year, falling to 1,139 units by January of this year, the lowest since March 2021.
To reverse the sales decline, Leapmotor announced plans last year to release an EREV model to target the market for larger plug-in hybrids. All of Leapmotor's previous models were battery electric vehicles (BEVs).
On March 1, Leapmotor officially launched the C11 EREV and offered 2023 models for the previously available BEVs, allowing for lower starting prices. Deliveries of the C11 EREV began in March.
Leapmotor will release an EREV variant of its flagship sedan, the C01, in July-August of this year, the company's founder, chairman and CEO Zhu Jiangming said previously.
Starting with the B-series models, all future new Leapmotor models will be offered in both BEV as well as EREV versions, Zhu said.
In late March, Leapmotor management said the company was targeting 200,000 units in 2023, nearly double the number of units sold in 2022.
Leapmotor delivered 111,168 vehicles in 2022, up 157.80 percent from 43,121 in 2021.
($1 = RMB 7.2523)