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China November 2018 New Energy: BYD overtakes Toyota to #1 brand year-to-date

The Neta N01 is one of an avalanche of new green cars landing in China this year.

New Energy vehicles (EVs and PHEVs) are now the last engine of growth in China, with sales up 38% year-on-year this month to 169.000 units including 138.000 EVs and 31.000 PHEVs. This brings electrified total sales YTD above 1 million for the first time in history at 1.030.000 units, up 68% on the same period in 2017, that’s 791.000 EVs and 239.000 PHEVs. The selection of models we follow is a little larger as it also includes non-rechargeable hybrids. The set of models with official sales add up to 137.276 (+27%) for November and 835.573 year-to-date. Note this post is using retail sales of both locally-made and imported models.

Thanks to sales surging 115% year-on-year BYD remains the top-selling green carmaker in the country with over 27.000 units and, as we predicted last month, overtakes Toyota as the #1 brand YTD with 148.000 units vs. 139.000 for the Japanese carmaker itself up 49% to just under 15.000 units in third place below BAIC BJEV (-30%) at 15.351. Roewe (+24%) is back above Geely (+111%) while Honda (+56%) outpaces Lexus (+547%) with Dongfeng (+1586%), BMW (+742%) and Zotye (-39%) rounding out the Top 10.

Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid (+37%) remains on top but the BAIC BJEV EC-Series (-59%) rallies back up 29 spots to end the month just 150 units below despite a hefty loss on record sales at the same time last year. The BYD Yuan EV, Tang PHEV and e5 follow with explosive gains while the BAIC BJEV EU-series is up 654% to #6 and the Link Tour E-series is up 246% year-on-year and 39 ranks on October to snap a splendid 10th place. The Toyota Levin Hybrid (#7) is the only other foreigner in the Top 13. Notice also the Roewe Ei5 at #12, the NIO ES8 at #15, the Lynk & Co 01 PHEV at #36, the Weltmeister EX5 now just below 1.000 units and the Neta N01 landing at #75.

Previous month: China October 2018 New Energy: BYD leads again, teases Toyota year-to-date

Full November 2018 Top 61 brands and Top 130 models below.

China November 2018 New Energy – brands:

PosBrandNov-18/17Oct2018Pos
1BYD27,346115%1147,6531
2BAIC BJEV15,351-30%382,7753
3Toyota14,92549%2139,1712
4Roewe8,75124%565,7964
5Geely6,316111%443,2405
6Honda5,75956%729,9878
7Lexus5,556547%641,5686
8DongFeng4,6881586%1411,15116
9BMW4,217742%919,52311
10Zotye4,068-39%1119,54710
11JAC3,650-36%833,5807
12JMC3,629-13%2020,4099
13Link Tour3,554246%263,86525
14ChangAn (incl. Chana)3,385-23%1219,39512
15GAC Trumpchi3,081454%1015,70313
16Nio3,079new138,09520
17Volvo3,000149900%214,70522
18Chery2,230-27%1611,10917
19Baojun1,9341%n/a14,06914
20Haima1,68226%308,21019
21Lynk & Co1,306newn/a2,04734
22Weltmeister978new371,09240
23Cadillac88556%198,08521
24Buick80638%234,06123
25Yudo650194%184,05024
26Tesla481-38%3513,34515
27Soueast481new401,83036
28Audi460n/a223,12029
29Red Star441new4945950
30Great Wall346-70%341,53038
31FAW3144386%3186842
32MG311new243,38028
33WEY307new252,41531
34Hyundai30338%152,92530
35Porsche252n/a271,79337
36Kia248-63%281,94435
37Nissan246new2973846
38Leopaard230new363,42327
39Lifan229-47%172,09633
40Acura209new3281443
41Ford19576%381,28439
42Dearcc190newn/a25354
43Neta166newn/a19855
44Zhi Dou156-97%3910,87618
45Horki13185%5134752
46Land Rover124n/a333,64526
47Kandi102-98%n/a2,15432
48Sinogold96newn/a74945
49Yema944600%4439051
50Volkswagen7187%4350349
51Denza63-92%n/a97541
52Chrysler53newn/a13356
53Infiniti52n/a4164947
54Lincoln28new4211358
55Maxus26189%459759
56Hawtai21-99%5377544
57Hanteng8new528860
58Zinoro8-33%465061
59Mercedes4-86%4713257
60Arcfox2new5060448
61Karry2newn/a566

China November 2018 New Energy – models:

PosModelNov-18/17Oct2018PosL9M17
1Toyota Corolla Hybrid7,89637%179,09712
2BAIC BJEV EC-Series7,643-59%3148,79421
3BYD Yuan EV7,059new323,17512 –
4BYD Tang PHEV5,886262%224,0371117
5BYD e55,565113%427,281911
6BAIC BJEV EU-Series4,488654%815,2331715
7Toyota Levin Hybrid4,1953%539,66933
8Geely Emgrand EC7 PHEV3,81027%632,28959
9BYD Qin3,7572%739,35548
10Link Tour E-Series3,554246%493,8654332
11JAC iEV6e3,528-29%930,67266
12Roewe Ei53,416new2011,95622 –
13BAIC BJEV EX-Series3,171232%1018,2931534
14Lexus ES Hybrid3,166n/a1516,26216n/a
15Nio ES83,079new218,09531 –
16BYD Song EV2,997-32%1327,61787
17Volvo XC60 PHEV2,918new414,02342 –
18Honda CR-V Hybrid2,88297%1221,0461333
19Honda Accord Hybrid2,86243%1614,4001918
20Toyota Camry Hybrid2,8341577%1120,4051442
21Roewe ei62,77249%1428,614723
22BMW 5 Series PHEV2,723272200%1711,03323103
23Dongfeng Xiaokang EC362,210new572,9244965
24Roewe eRX52,168-50%1825,577105
25BYD e62,082423%248,5112920
26Baojun E1001,9341%n/a14,0692016
27Zotye E2001,903-16%2214,7711813
28GAC Trumpchi GE31,840494%235,8473861
29JMC E200L1,758-14%5212,3552114
30Dongfeng Fengshen E701,709663%435,8673750
31Haima Aishang (M11) EV1,60720%568,0773228
32Zotye Cloud 100EV1,556-51%403,1394819
33JMC E100B1,525-16%684,5674112
34Chery Tiggo 3xe1,482new297,91833 –
35Geely Emgrand GE PHEV1,330new266,77936 –
36Lynk & Co 01 Hybrid1,306newn/a2,04762 –
37Changan Benben EV1,300-22%198,5152824
38GAC Trumpchi GS4 EV/PHEV1,199387%309,7522562
39Geely Emgrand GSe1,176new252,65452 –
40BMW X1 PHEV1,098253%326,9923554
41Chana Ouliwei EV1,020-46%n/a1,6866636
42Weltmeister EX5978new661,09278 –
43Lexus NX Hybrid887n/a279,85824n/a
44Cadillac XT5 Hybrid88573%367,2803455
45Lexus CT788-8%338,2953026
46Chery Arrizo 5e718508%761,8136457
47ChangAn CS15EV67467300%425,5113986
48Buick Velite 5666127%452,0406360
49Dongfeng Fengxing Jingye S50EV6341096%352,0606167
50Zotye E30 (Zhima)569-53%441,4266927
51Yudo π1510131%382,7455148
52Soueast DX3 EV481new741,78565106
53Audi A6L PHEV457n/a392,2055991
54Red Star Shining X2441new10245999 –
55Roewe e9503952% –2,4915751
56ChangAn Eado EV391-52%653,6834437
57Tesla Model X384-13%708,7602722
58Lexus LS Hybrid374n/a472,75050n/a
59Great Wall C30EV346-70%611,5306740
60JMC E400324new6291182 –
61FAW Besturn B30EV314new5869191 –
62MG 6e311new463,38046100
63Lexus RX Hybrid310n/a513,25747n/a
64WEY P8307new482,41558 –
65BMW i328774%551,0897956
66Porsche Panamera Hybrid248n/a501,28675n/a
67Nissan Murano Hybrid246new5373889 –
68Leopaard CS9 EV230new633,42345105
69Kia K5 Hybrid226-59%542,5355441
70Lifan 650EV215new341,18977 –
71Ford Mondeo Hybrid195748%711,3687179
72Dearcc EV10190newn/a253110 –
73Hyundai Sonata 9 Hybrid18842%282,4945653
74Acura CDX Hybrid173new6462393 –
75Neta N01166newn/a198113 –
76Zhi Dou D2 EV155-96%739,171264
77Yudo π3140new591,30573107
78Dongfeng Fengxing M5EV (Future)13513400%8130010864
79Horki 300E13185%10734710676
80Hyundai Elantra Yuedong EV11532%6943110178
81Range Rover Hybrid114n/a602,12160n/a
82JAC iEV7S102-44%372,5035568
83Kandi K12102-97%n/a1,4197021
84Tesla Model S97-71%824,5854030
85BMW X5 PHEV973133%6722311195
86Sinogold GM396newn/a74988104
87Yema EC30944600%8839010585
88Buick LaCrosse Hybrid82-71%751,2547652
89Haima e3753650%9213411884
90VW Golf GTE71163%855029781
91Denza 50063-92%n/a1,0468035
92Buick Regal Hybrid58383%727678792
93Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid53newn/a133119 –
94Infiniti QX60 Hybrid52n/a8363292n/a
95BAIC BJEV EV-Series49-97%7845510029
96GAC Trumpchi GA3S PHEV41new877013180
97Zotye T300 EV40new95211112 –
98Acura MDX Hybrid35new80187115n/a
99Chery eQ30-93%915913225
100Volvo XC90 Hybrid29n/a7956195n/a
101Lincoln MKZ Hybrid28n/a84113122n/a
102Volvo S90 PHEV27newn/a138117 –
103Maxus EG1026189%899712596
104Volvo S60L PHEV261200%949412672
105JMC E16022-93%982,5765347
106Kia Niro22-81%864749858
107Lexus GS Hybrid21n/a771,02281n/a
108JAC iEVA5020new99404104 –
109Hawtai iEV23020-98%11219011463
110Honda Spirior Hybrid15-94%907978649
111BMW i812140%9610012393
112Range Rover Sport Hybrid10n/a1031,52468n/a
113Lexus LC10new93124121 –
114Lifan 620EV929% –3213599
115Zinoro 60H8-33%975013389
116Hanteng X5 PHEV7new10813139 –
117Lifan 330EV4-99% –8748443
118Porsche Cayenne Hybrid4n/a11050796n/a
119Mercedes S-Class Hybrid4-86%10013212087
120Arcfox Lite2new –6049473
121Karry K50EV2new –5143 –
122Audi Q7 e-tron2new1094145 –
123Audi Q5 e-tron1n/a10590883n/a
124Zhi Dou D3 EV1-92% –41510288
125Hawtai xEV2601-100% –8212959
126Hanteng X7 PHEV1new –79130115
127GAC Trumpchi GA5 PHEV1n/a10434134 –
128Acura NSX1n/a –4144 –
129Lifan Myway EV1new –1153 –

Source: Manufacturers

This Post Has 2 Comments
    1. Hello Behta,
      That’s right – no New Energy sales from Venucia this month and ever since the previous generation Leaf has been discontinued.
      All the best,
      Matt

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