Text: Carlos Mora
Data: July 7, 2022
BYD’s Chinese dislodged Tesla from the world’s lead in electric vehicle sales in the first half of 2022.
In the first half of this year, BYD sold 641,350 new energy vehicles (NEV), a classification used only in China that includes battery electric vehicles, rechargeable hybrids and hydrogen vehicles.
Compared to the same period last year, BYD recorded growth of 314.9% and placed the Chinese manufacturer ahead of Tesla, which sold 564,000 electric vehicles in the first half of this year, which represents an increase of 46% over the same period. period of 2021.
This may not be an entirely fair comparison between BYD and Tesla, as the Elon Musk-founded brand’s sales are only for battery-electric cars.
BYD recently announced at an investor conference that it expects to sell between 1.1 million and 1.2 million new energy vehicles this year, across 600,000 electric vehicles and between 500,000 and 600,000 plug-in hybrids.
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The month of June was particularly strong for this manufacturer, as it delivered more than 134,036 new energy vehicles, an increase of 224% compared to the same month last year.
Car News China reports that the BYD Song was the Chinese brand’s best-selling model in June with 32,077 units, followed by the BYD Qin with 26,623 units, and the BYD Han with 25,439 units. The BYD Yuan sold 19,371 units, the BYD Dolphin 10,376 units, and the BYD Tang 8,134 units.