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China May 2018 – New Energy: 13 Chinese models in Top 15

The Zhi Dou D2 is the 2nd best-selling EV in China in May.

* See the Top 55 brands and Top 108 models by clicking on the title *

This is a new Chinese monthly update exclusive to BSCB, part of our ever-expanding China coverage. And this month we have added a brands ranking so our perspective on this booming segment is more precise. New Energy vehicles include electric, hydrogen, PHEV and hybrid models. Keep in mind we are referring to retail sales including imports here as these offer a much more complete picture of New Energy sales than wholesales alone. BAIC BJEV takes the lead of the brands ranking thanks to a 564% surge due to the EC-Series (see further down), selling almost double the traditional leader Toyota (+69%). BYD (+116%) and Roewe (+360%) are both knocked down one spot on their April ranking but still post outstanding performances. JMC (+414%), Zotye (+307%), JAC (+127%) and Zhi Dou (+89%) also shine inside the Top 10 while Leopaard jumps up 10 spots on last month to #13.

Roewe Ei5

As we already described in our May 2018 Retail update, the BAIC BJEV EC-Series surges 10-fold year-on-year to dominate the New Energy ranking with over 24.000 units. In fact, this month’s New Energy push is almost solely brought about by Chinese manufacturers, with no less than 13 Chinese models in the Top 15. The only two exceptions are the Toyota Corolla Hybrid (+58%) at #2 and the Toyota Levin Hybrid (+47%) at #7. The Zhi Dou D2 soars 75% year-on-year and 12 spots on April to land on the third step of the podium, distancing the JMC E200 up 11-fold year-on-year and 25 ranks on last month, the Baojun E100 up three spots on April and the BYD Song EV us 16-fold on May 2017. This month we welcome the Roewe Ei5 at #21, the JMC E400 at #76 and the JAC iEVA50 at #92.

Previous month: China April 2018 – New Energy: Toyota, BYD and Roewe dominate

Full May 2018 Top 55 brands and Top 108 models below.

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