Another striking point was the increasing interest in electric vehicles. Because electric vehicles accounted for 303,000 of the 368 thousand sales figures, while the sales amount of hybrid vehicles was 65 thousand.
On the other hand, 321 thousand of the 368 thousand vehicles sold were passenger cars and 47 thousand were trucks or buses. Total sales of new-energy passenger cars reached 2.38 million in 2021, an increase of 204.3 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.
According to the news of China International Radio, BYD is again at the forefront when looking at the number of vehicles sold. This company sold 81 thousand 40 new energy vehicles in October. Of these, 41,232 were electric vehicles and the rest were hybrid vehicles. Tesla took the lead in hybrid vehicle sales in the past months.
In October, Tesla sold 54,391 vehicles in China. Compared to the 12 thousand 143 vehicles sold in the same month of 2020, a 348 percent increase draws attention.
40,666 of the vehicles produced at Tesla’s Giga Shanghai facility were exported. These were Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in particular. On the other hand, Tesla established a thousand supercharging stations in China in October, while it opened a Data and Delivery Center in Shanghai.