China: BYD Plug-In Car Sales Surge To Over 50,000 In July 2021

At such rate, BYD is potentially ready to deliver 600,000+ plug-ins a year.

BYD has set a new bold monthly record of more plug-in electric car sales in China, overshadowing the previous one, set in June.

In July, the company sold 50,057 passenger plug-in cars in China, which is 263% more than a year ago. Plug-ins account for about 88% of total BYD car sales in July (56,975), which also is a now record.

It appears that the overhauled lineup, powered by the Blade Batteries (LFP chemistry in a new cell-to-pack approach) is doing great.

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – July 2021

BYD car sales breakdown:

  • BEVs: 24,996 (up 139% year-over-year)
  • PHEVs: 25,061 (up 651% year-over-year)

So far in 2021, the company has sold in China over 200,000 plugs-in (up 181% year-over-year), which means that it will be the best year in the company’s history.

Sales by models – month (year-to-date)

Plug-in hybrids are now slightly more popular than all-electric cars in the BYD’s lineup, mostly thanks to the outstanding BYD Qin Plus DM plug-in hybrid, which in July noted a record of 11,230 units. The BYD Song PHEV also does great with 7,264 units (a new record).

The two most popular all-electric models are BYD Han EV (5,907) and BYD Qin Plus EV (5,523 and new record). Of course, all four are Blade Battery-powered, just like most of the rest of the lineup.

Here is the rank of models year-to-date:

  • BYD Han EV – 5,907 (44,586 YTD)
  • BYD Qin Plus DM PHEV – 11,230 (32,606 YTD)
  • BYD Song PHEV – 7,264 (18,581 YTD)
  • BYD Han PHEV – 2,615 (16,167 YTD)
  • BYD e2 – 2,939 (15,624 YTD)
  • BYD Qin Plus EV – 5,523 (14,619 YTD)
  • BYD Tang PHEV – 3,892 (13,422 YTD)
  • BYD Qin EV + Qin Pro EV – 2,279 (11,272 YTD)
  • BYD Yuan EV – 4,255 (9,643 YTD)
  • BYD D1 – 121 (8,420 YTD)
  • BYD Song EV – 2,605 (8,010 YTD)
  • BYD Tang EV – 784 (3,311 YTD)
  • BYD E6 – 57 (1,712 YTD)
  • BYD e3 – 526 (996 YTD)
  • BYD Song MAX DM – 60 (646 YTD)
  • BYD Qin PHEV – (410 YTD)
  • BYD e1 – (243 YTD)

According to Moneyball, besides plug-in cars, BYD delivered last month also 435 commercial electric vehicles, including 125 buses. Year-to-date sales of commercial electric vehicles amounted to 4,803, including 2,743 buses.

In total, plug-in vehicle sales stood at 50,492 last month and 205,071 YTD (up 171%).

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