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Tesla’s Chinese-made Model Y achieved good sales figures in February

27. May 2021

After more than three months since the launch of Tesla’s Model Y in China, the electric car continues to achieve good sales figures. The midsize SUV ranks third among the best-selling e-cars in February, with 4,630 vehicles delivered. This is according to figures from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). If January is included, the Model Y ranks 9th among the most sold vehicles with alternative engines, which include e-cars. Contributing to the Model Y’s success in China was Tesla’s announcement on New Year’s Day that it would sell the vehicle 30 percent cheaper than announced.


The three startups Xpeng, LiAuto and Nio are among the top 15 e-car manufacturers in China, according to the CPCA. Still, big names lead the way in overall new car sales in February. The Hongguang Mini, a low-cost miniature electric car ranks No. 1 in sales. It was developed by GM joint venture Wuling Motors and state-owned SAIC Motor. Tesla’s Model 3 sedan is in second place. In third place is BYD’s Han luxury sedan, which is available as an all-electric version or with hybrid drive. The vehicle has been one of the best sellers in China since its launch last summer.

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About the author: Verena Numssen, Managing Director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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