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BAIC's EV Overtook Tesla to Top the Sales Charts in October
Liao Shumin
DATE:  Dec 04 2018
/ SOURCE:  yicai
BAIC's EV Overtook Tesla to Top the Sales Charts in October BAIC's EV Overtook Tesla to Top the Sales Charts in October

(Yicai Global) Dec. 3 -- Beijing Automotive Industry Holding's EC series became the global best-seller of electric vehicles in October, beating out its better-known rival Tesla, per data from the EV-Sales blogspot.

Global EV registrations jumped by 75 percent annually in October to 208,820, or 4,820 more than September's 202,000 sales, Sohu's car industry news site auto.sohu reported, citing the blog.

BAIC's EC series achieved 20,648 monthly sales and ranked top after a lapse of one and a half years, hitting its own monthly sales high-water mark and surpassing Tesla, which had ranked first for five months.

The US EV maker still took second slot, however. San Carlos, California-based Tesla moved 18,552 Model 3s, much more than the Nissan Leaf, which bore away the bronze.

Tesla's sales of the first ten months came in first at 101,565, Yokohama, Japan-headquartered Nissan's Leaf placed second with 74,400, and BAIC's EC series third for 68,025.

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Keywords:   Electric Vehicle,Tesla Model 3,BAIC