Here are the best-selling electric cars in China so far this year

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A Tesla salesperson (L) speaks to a visitant arsenic they beryllium successful a Tesla Model Y car astatine a Tesla showroom successful Beijing connected January 5, 2021.

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BEIJING — Tesla took 2 of the apical 3 spots for best-selling electrical car models successful China, manufacture information for the archetypal 3 quarters of the twelvemonth showed.

That's good up of start-up rivals similar Xpeng and Nio, according to information released by China Passenger Car Association connected Wednesday.

Elon Musk's automaker sold much than 200,000 electrical cars successful China during those 3 quarters — 92,933 Model Ys and 111,751 Model 3s, according to the rider car association. 

China accounted for astir one-fifth of Tesla's gross past year. The U.S.-based automaker began delivering its 2nd China-made vehicle, the Model Y, aboriginal this year. The institution besides launched a cheaper mentation of the car successful July.

Tesla's shares are up astir 15% truthful acold this year, portion the U.S.-listed shares of Nio are down much than 25% and Xpeng's mislaid astir 7% during that time.

On a monthly basis, the information showed the best-selling electrical car successful China successful September remained the budget Hongguang Mini — a tiny conveyance developed by General Motors' associated task with Wuling Motors and state-owned SAIC Motor.

Tesla's Model Y was the 2nd best-selling electrical car successful China successful September, followed by the older Tesla Model 3, the rider car relation information showed.

Sales of caller vigor vehicles — a class that includes hybrids and battery-only cars — climbed amid Beijing's enactment for the industry. However, rider car income wide slumped year-on-year for a fourth-straight period successful September.

Chinese artillery and electrical car institution BYD dominated the caller vigor conveyance best-sellers' database successful September, accounting for 5 of the apical 15 cars sold, the rider car relation information showed.

Xpeng's P7 sedan ranked 10th, portion nary of Nio's models made the apical 15 list. In fact, Nio hasn't been connected that monthly database since May, erstwhile the Nio ES6 ranked 15th.

Some successful China's car manufacture have cast uncertainty connected the accuracy of the association's figures.

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Here's the association's database of the 15 best-selling caller vigor vehicles successful China for the archetypal 3 quarters of 2021:

1. Hongguang Mini (SAIC-GM-Wuling)
2. Model 3 (Tesla)
3. Model Y (Tesla)
4. Han (BYD)
5. Qin Plus DM-i (BYD)
6. Li One (Li Auto)
7. BenBen EV (Changan)
8. Aion S (GAC Motor spin-off)
9. eQ (Chery)
10. Ora Black Cat (Great Wall Motor)
11. P7 (Xpeng)
12. Song DM (BYD)
13. Nezha V (Hozon Auto)
14. Clever (SAIC Roewe)
15. Qin Plus EV (BYD)