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After China Retail sales, this is the second new Chinese monthly update exclusive to BSCB we are kick-starting this month. China has become the largest market in the world for New Energy vehicles, meaning electric, hydrogen, PHEV and hybrid models. We will now follow the evolution of this booming segment of the market monthly for China, referring to retail sales including imports as these offer a much more complete picture of New Energy sales.
This month as well as year-to-date, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid is the most popular New Energy vehicle in China and one of five foreigners in the Top 10. The JAC iEV6e leaps up 9 spots on February to overtake the traditional leader, the BAIC EC-Series, by over 500 sales. The EC-Series was #1 in 2017 but is #2 so far in 2018 below the Corolla Hybrid. The Toyota Levin Hybrid and BYD Qin round up the Top 5 above the BYD Song EV and Lexus ES Hybrid.
The Lexus ES Hybrid, Tesla Model X, Roewe eRX5 and Honda Accord Hybrid complete the Top 10. The Nio ES8 comes in at #98 with 2 sales. Since publication, Nio has contested this figure with us but wouldn’t provide actual orders or sales figures in replacement.
Full March 2018 Top 103 All New Energy models (Retail sales) below.