China: In March BYD Plug-In Car Sales Exceeded 100,000

BYD’s global plug-in electric car sales remain on a fast track, reaching record results and amazing growth ratio.

According to the company’s report, last month plug-in car sales amounted to 104,338 (almost entirely in China), which is 346% more than a year ago. It’s a new record and the first six-digit monthly result for BYD.

Not only that. The company has ended production and sales of non-rechargeable cars and 100% of sales were plug-ins. That’s a symbolic change.

In the case of plug-ins, battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) sales are quite similar in terms of volume. However, PHEVs are growing faster year-over-year.

BYD plug-in car sales in March 2022:

  • BEVs: 53,664 (up 229% year-over-year)
  • PHEVs: 50,674 (up 615% year-over-year)
  • Total: 104,338 (up 346% year-over-year)

According to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), some 1,109 BYD plug-ins were exported.

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – March 2022

So far this year, the company sold over 284,000 plug-in electric cars (up 433% year-over-year).

BYD plug-in sales year-to-date:

  • BEVs: 143,224 (up 271% year-over-year)
  • PHEVs: 141,513 (up 857% year-over-year)
  • Total: 284,737 (up 433% year-over-year)

Top models

Once again, the BYD Song Plus DM (plug-in hybrid) was the best-selling model in BYD’s lineup with 22,381 units (a new record).

Most of the other top-selling models like Qin were also at near-record levels. We would like to highlight two models – the all-new, all-electric BYD Yuan Plus exceeded 10,000 units in March (on top of nearly 3,000 of the previous generation).

The second interesting model is the all-new BYD Destroyer 05 (plug-in hybrid), which entered the market in March, starting with 1,476 units. This model belongs to the “Ocean” family, like the all-electric Dolphin.

Here is a quick look at the BYD Destroyer 05, equipped with a DM-i Super Hybrid system. It has an all-electric range of up to 55 km (34 miles) or up to 120 km (75 miles), depending on the version:

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