The Chinese market had more than 40,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 49% increase in sales over the same month last year, with the EV market share now at 1.4%, close to last year’s record (1.45%). Expect improvement as the year progresses and sales expand, with the Chinese EV market potentially surpassing 2% market share.
In May, the Zhidou D2 EV was the best-selling model, but BAIC’s golden boy, the EC180, continues to lead the YTD ranking. After three consecutive “Best Seller” trophies, EC180 sales dropped 10% compared to the previous month, with “only” 3,895 units being delivered. Has the little city EV found its natural sales level around 4,000 units per month? If so, it would be a little disappointing, as this is a car that has decent design, specs (e.g., 20 kWh battery) and price (€19,000 or US$21,260).
More detail son the top sellers in China at https://cleantechnica.com/2017/06/17/china-electric-car-sales-grow-49-baic-ec180-leads-rise-microcars/