Category Archives: Electric Car

Best-selling China-made EVs in 2016

In 2016 carmakers in China delivered 329,000 units of plug-in electric passenger vehicles, according to CPCA (China Passenger Car Association). Compared with the previous year, EV sales soared 86%. 75% of the count, or 240,000 units, are pure-electric cars; their sales jumped 116% on year. Deliveries of plug-in hybrids went up 26% to 80,000. Data […]

Sales Ranking of China-made Pure-electric Cars in 2015

Automakers in China rolled out 340,471 "new energy" vehicles (plug-in electric vehicles, or, PEVs) in 2015, 330% more than the previous year, according to CAAM. Sales of China-made PEVs increased 340% to 331,092 units. The pure-electric sector expanded 450% to 247,482 units, while demand for PHEVs jumped 180% to 83,610 units. Sales of pure-electric passenger […]

Chinese EV Sales Ranking in the First Half of 2015

Data from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers show that automakers based in the country sold 72,711 plug-in battery vehicles in the first six months of 2015, 240% more than the same period a year earlier. EV production jumped 250% to 76,233 units. According to China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), deliveries of China-made passenger EVs reached […]

Chinese EV Sales Topped 10,000 in May 2015

Deliveries of plug-in electric cars reached 10,856 in May 2015, jumping 192% on year and 30% on month, according to China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). The count only covers high-speed passenger models produced within China. 6,540 pure-electric cars were sold in the month, up 145% on year; sales of PHEVs soared 308% to 4,316. In […]

Best-selling China-made EVs in April 2015

China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) recorded 8,320 sales of plug-in electric passenger cars in April, including 5,155 all-electrics and 3,165 hybrids (not including imported models such as Tesla Model S and Chevrolet Volt). In the first four months of 2015, a total of 27,405 China-made PHEVs were delivered, 166% more than the same period a […]

The 2016 BYD e6 Will Get a Longer Driving Range of 400km


A document from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology reveals that the e6 pure-electric will get larger battery and increased driving range for 2016. On the government paper listing upcoming EVs qualified for sales tax exemption, we are provided with the following data of the upgraded e6: Automaker Vehicle codename Marketing Name Driving Range […]

Chinese EV Sales in March 2015

Automakers in China produced 14,328 and sold 14,122 plug-in EVs (PEVs) in March, according to CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers). Compared with the same period in 2014, the output and sales soared 280% and 300% respectively. Deliveries of pure-electric automobiles (both passenger and commercial vehicles) jumped 350% to 9,390, while hybrid sales rose 190% […]

Chinese EV Sales in January 2015

According to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), sales of China-made plug-in EVs (PEVs) reached 6,395 units in the first month of 2015, including 3,106 pure electrics and 3,289 hybrids. The figures cover only highway-capable models that have a top speed of 80km/h or higher. The automakers in the country produced 6,663 PEVs in total […]

2014 EV Sales Ranking

Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) soared 324% last year to 74,763 units, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). Production reached 78,499 units, 4.5 times that in 2013. Automakers in the country rolled out a total of 48,605 pure-electric models and 29,894 plug-in hybrids, while sales of the two types of EVs jumped […]

6,853 PEVs Were Sold in China in Q1 2014

In the first three months of 2014 sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in China jumped 120% from a year ago to 6,853 units, according to CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers). The number includes 4,095 pure-electrics and 2,758 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). Most of the gains came from the PHEV sector, which saw merely 301 […]

Plug-in EV Sales in China Rose 37.9% to 17,600 in 2013

An official from CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers) disclosed at the 2013 Global New Energy Vehicle Conference (GNEV) that the Chinese market of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) expanded 37.9% last year to 17,600 units, which included 14,604 pure electrics and 3,038 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). According to him, automakers in the country rolled out 17,500 […]

FAW-Volkswagen Showcases Carely EV

carely ev

At the green auto show currently underway at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, Volkswagen and its partner FAW have unveiled the "Carely" EV, derived from the Bora compact sedan (a local version of Jetta). It is the first time that the China-only brand has made a public appearance. We have known since mid-2011 […]

Yema Auto revealed quaint M72 EV

yema m72

Responding to questions over his company’s copycatting activity, Huang Yong, Yema Chairman, once said: "Imitating is a way of learning. In developing new cars, we follow a process of learning, imitating, and surpassing." Determined to bring some of the best auto design ideas to China, Yema has in recent years showcased lookalikes of Audi A4, […]

Jummer (Jimma): A Hummer Two-seater from GreenWheel EV

greenwheel jimma jummer

Among the many Chinese makers of low-speed, short-range electric vehicles GreenWheel stands out as a more competent one, having a long product line and relatively advanced development and manufacturing facilities. Over thirty models are showcased on its website, ranging from school buses to sedans, trucks, and golf cars. The most eye-catching vehicle from the Shenzhen-based […]

BYD Delivered 30 K9 Electric Buses to Changsha

electric buses in changsha hunan

In exchange for having a BYD production base, the city of Changsha placed an order for 1,000 K9 buses in 2010, which would all be locally made. After a number of delays the first batch were finally delivered on July 16 (not counting the two K9s that had been in field trials). 30 of the […]