Sales of Plug-in EVs Up 42.7% to 5,889 in H1 2013

Automakers in China delivered 5,114 pure-electric and 775 plug-in hybrid vehicles in the first six months of 2013, according to CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers). Compared to the same period a year ago, sales of plug-in EVs (PEVs)–at a combined total of 5,889–rose 42.7%. Production of PEVs went up 56.3% to 5,885 units, which included 5,111 all-electrics and 774 hybrids. The counts did not cover low-speed, short-range EVs (those with a top speed below 80km/h or a driving range less than 80km).

The market for non-plug-in hybrids expanded 170% on year, reaching 10,048 units; output totaled 9,388, up 160%. Sales of natural gas vehicles doubled from a year earlier to 43,562.

CAAM did not specify on the performance of particular brands or models. From another industry association, CPCA (China Passenger Car Association), we have numbers for these cars:

China-made PEVs Type Sales in H1 2013
BYD F3DM Plug-in hybrid 658
BYD e6 All-electric 730
SAIC Roewe E50 All-electric 7
Toyota Prius Non-plug-in hybrid 2,004
Zotye M300 EV All-electric 117
Zotye 5008 EV All-electric 28