A Neta (Nezha) V electrical car is connected show astatine the Hozon Auto basal during an car amusement successful Tianjin, China, connected Oct. 4, 2021.
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BEIJING — Tesla and BYD remained by acold the marketplace leaders successful China's electrical car marketplace successful 2021, portion caller competitors emerged against smaller rivals similar Nio, according to the China Passenger Car Association.
Budget electrical car Hongguang Mini retained the best-selling spot — much than tripling income past twelvemonth to 395,451 units, the relation information showed Thursday.
But much costly cars from Tesla and BYD dominated the apical vehicles sold successful the caller vigor conveyance category, which includes battery-powered and hybrid cars.
Here's the database of apical 15 best-selling caller vigor rider cars, including SUVs, successful China for 2021:
1. Hongguan Mini (SAIC-GM-Wuling)
2. Qin (BYD)
3. Model Y (Tesla)
4. Model 3 (Tesla)
5. Han (BYD)
6. Song (BYD)
7. Li One (Li Auto)
8. eQ (Chery)
9. Benben EV (Changan)
10. Aion S (GAC Motor spin-off)
11. Ora Black Cat (Great Wall Motor)
12. P7 (Xpeng)
13. Tang (BYD)
14. Ora Good Cat (Great Wall Motor)
15. Nezha V (Hozon Auto)
Three BYD models ranked among the apical 10, with the BYD Qin sedan reaching income of 187,227 units — and outselling each Tesla models.
Close down the BYD Qin was Tesla's Model Y, which launched successful China past twelvemonth and leaped to the apical of the high-end caller vigor SUV class with 169,853 units sold successful 2021, according to the association.
Tesla's Model 3 came next, with 150,890 units sold past year, up astir 10% from 2020, the information showed.
Some successful China's car manufacture have cast uncertainty connected the accuracy of the association's figures. But the numbers tin bespeak broader trends.
A comparatively newcomer to the market, the low-priced, afloat electrical Nezha V SUV took 15th place, and pushed 3 acold much costly Nio models adjacent little successful the income rankings.
Nezha is simply a marque nether start-up Hozon Auto, and closed a 4 cardinal yuan ($625 million) backing circular successful the 4th quarter. Prices for the Nezha V commencement astatine 62,900 yuan ($9,722) aft subsidies. In comparison, Nio's ES6 SUV starts astatine 346,660 yuan aft subsidies.