According to China’s Association of Automobile Manufacturers sales of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) reached 78,499 units, 3.5 times of such figure in last year.
Among the total, BEV was 48,605 units and PHEV was 29,894 units, 2.4 times and 8.1 times from the previous year respectively. As for the sales, the total volume reached 74,763 units, 3.2 times from a year earlier, of which BEV was 45,048 units and PHEV was 29,715 units, 2.1 times and 8.8 times of that of last year.”
While exact figures are not available it is believed that half or more of the the BEV sales can be attributed to BEVs. Learn more: Insideevs.com
Comment: The Chinese market for NEVs is more conducive to the use of NEVs than the US because of the amount of intra-city driving which requires a lower top speed and less range. The Chinese government is also making a big push for electric vehicles.