has completed its latest 100,000-vehicle delivery in less than four months.

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Li Auto recently completed the delivery of its 400,000th vehicle, its five-seat SUV, the Li L7, at its Beijing delivery center, the company announced today.

Li Auto reached the milestone in 42 months since delivering its first vehicle in December 2019, making it the fastest new car-making brand in China to reach the milestone, it said.

On March 24, Li Auto's cumulative deliveries exceeded 300,000 units. The latest progress means the company has completed its latest 100,000-vehicle delivery in less than four months.

Looking ahead to the second half of 2023, Li Auto will challenge itself to achieve the 40,000-unit monthly delivery mark in the fourth quarter with the L series, it said today, repeating its previous statement.

All of Li Auto's models currently on sale are extended-range electric vehicles (EREVs), essentially plug-in hybrids, including the five-seat Li L7 and the six-seat Li L8 and Li L9.

The company delivered a record 32,575 vehicles in June, bringing cumulative deliveries since inception to 396,451, according to figures it announced earlier this month.

Last week -- June 26 to July 2 -- Li Auto sold 6,500 units, down 13.33 percent from 7,500 units the week before, according to data shared by the company yesterday.

Li Auto's Li L7 sold 2,800 units last week, according to data shared by local auto media outlet Dongchedi.

Earlier today, 36kr reported that Li Auto has told its supply chain that it is raising its sales forecast for the second half of the year to about 240,300 units.

Li Auto expects to sell more than 35,000 units a month on average in the third quarter and more than 42,000 units a month in the fourth quarter, according to the report.

The company is on track to see sales of more than 380,000 units for the full year, far exceeding the 300,000 sales target it set at the beginning of the year, considering it delivered 139,000 units in the first half of the year, according to the report.

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