In April, sales of BYD plug-in cars quadrupled to 105,000


BYD’s global plug-in electric car sales aren’t slowing even as the auto industry faces many challenges.

According to the company’s report, in April, sales of BYD plug-in cars in China amounted to 105,475Which one is 321% more a year ago and a new all-time high (after 104,338 in March).

These are outstanding figures, which other manufacturers can only dream of. It seems that so far BYD has managed to avoid the big impact of the COVID-19 related lockdowns, probably partly due to its location (less impacted area) and strong vertical integration (including electronics of power, semiconductors, battery cells).

April was the second month with 0 non-plug-in car sales and the second with over 100,000 units.

Interestingly, sales of all-electric cars (BEVs) were significantly higher than those of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), but the year-over-year growth of PHEVs is still much higher.

BYD plug-in car sales results:

  • BEV: 57,403 (up 256% Year after year)
  • ORV: 48,072 (up 439% Year after year)
  • Total: 105475 (up 321% Year after year)

According to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), some 705 BYD plug-ins were exported.

So far this year, the company has sold over 390,000 plug-in electric cars:

BYD plug-in sales year-to-date:

  • BEV: 200,627 (up 267% Year after year)
  • ORV: 189,585 (up to 700% Year after year)
  • Total: 390,212 (up to 398% Year after year)

The best plug-in electric models in BYD’s lineup in April were, as usual, Song and Qin, but it’s also worth noting more than 15,000 sales for the Yuan family (including 10,100 units of the latest Yuan Plus EV).

A new monthly record was also set by the all-electric BYD Dolphin (12,040), while the new BYD Destroyer 05 plug-in hybrid is ramping up to 2,040 in its second month on the market.

Some of the best-selling BYD plug-in models:

  • BYD Song Family – 25 108
    BYD Song DM (PHEV) – 20181 (78030 YTD)
    BYD Song EV – 4927 (17285 YTD)
  • BYD Qin Family – 23,520
    BYD Qin Plus DM (PHEV) – 12465 (59418 YTD)
    BYD Qin EV + Qin Pro EV – 3228 (8084 YTD)
    BYD Qin Plus EV – 7827 (31859 ​​YTD)
  • BYD Yuan Family – 15,168
    BYD Yuan Plus EV – 10100 (26642 YTD)
    BYD Yuan EV – 5068 (18956 YTD)
  • BYD Han family – 13,421
    BYD Han EV – 10,225 (39,395 YTD)
    BYD Han DM (PHEV) – 3196 (8456 YTD)
  • BYD Dolphin (EA1) – 12040 (41708 YTD)
  • BYD Tang Family – 10,131
    BYD Tang DM (PHEV) – 8818 (36747 YTD)
    BYD Tang EV – 1313 (2495 YTD)

According to the data (BYD report), in addition to plug-in cars, BYD sold 567 commercial electric vehicles (buses and trucks) last month. Year-to-date sales of commercial electric vehicles were 2,159.

In total, sales of plug-in vehicles amounted to 106,042 last month and 392,371 since the start of the year.


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