BYD, Huawei, GAC Aion Are China’s Top Three NEV Sellers in April
Shi Yi
DATE:  May 06 2024
/ SOURCE:  Yicai
BYD, Huawei, GAC Aion Are China’s Top Three NEV Sellers in April BYD, Huawei, GAC Aion Are China’s Top Three NEV Sellers in April

(Yicai) May 6 -- BYD, Huawei Technologies and GAC Aion were the three carmakers that shifted the most new energy vehicles in China last month, China Automotive News reported. Xiaomi Automobile Technology, which only started deliveries in April, ranked 11th.

BYD’s electric car sales surged 49 percent in April from a year earlier to 313,200 units, and its overseas shipments soared more than two-and-a-half-fold to 41,000 autos, according to the report published on May 1. The Shenzhen-based carmaker’s output soared 59.5 percent over the period to 334,000 EVs.

In the first four months, BYD’s EV sales jumped 23.2 percent year on year to 939,500 units. Overseas sales accounted for 14.7 percent of this.

BYD was followed by Huawei’s Harmony Intelligent Mobility Alliance, which is an alliance of auto firms that co-operate with Huawei, including Seres Group and Chery Automobile. The alliance delivered 29,632 vehicles last month.

The Aito M9, co-developed by Huawei and Chongqing-based Seres, shipped 13,391 autos in April. Launched in December last year, it is the marque’s most expensive sports utility vehicle and so far orders have topped 70,000.

Deliveries of the Aito M7, which was released in September, have reached 133,808 units and orders have exceeded 180,000. The upgraded Aito M5 received orders for 4,031 units in the first 24 hours of going on sale.

Meanwhile, sales of Huawei and Chery’s Luxeed S7 has hit 4,546 units. And Stelato S9, the first vehicle produced by Shenzhen-based Huawei and carmaker BAIC, debuted at the Beijing Auto Show last month.

GAC Aion, which has recently accelerated its overseas expansion, ranked third. Sales, though, slumped 31.5 percent year on year and 13.5 percent month on month to 28,113 units.

New kid on the block Xiaomi Auto, whose first electric cars rolled off the production line on April 3, delivered 7,058 units last month, ranking 11th. But the NEV arm of smartphone giant Xiaomi had received 88,063 orders for the SU7 as of April 30.

Xiaomi is making every effort to expand its SU7 production capacity to reach 100,000 units this year, the Beijing-based firm said earlier. Around 28 percent of SU7 buyers are women, and 52.5 percent are Apple users.

Of the others in the top 10, Li Auto’s deliveries edged up 0.4 percent over the period to 25,787 units. Zeekr’s shipments doubled to 16,089 autos, Nio’s sales soared 134.6 percent to 15,620 units, while Leapmotor Technology logged a 72 percent leap in shipments to 15,005 units. Xpeng Motor’s posted a 33 percent increase to 9,393 autos while Hozon Auto’s deliveries slumped 18.6 percent to 9,017 units.

Editor: Kim Taylor

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Keywords:   BYD,Huawei,GAC Group