Deliveries of plug-in electric cars reached 10,856 in May 2015, jumping 192% on year and 30% on month, according to China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). The count only covers high-speed passenger models produced within China.
6,540 pure-electric cars were sold in the month, up 145% on year; sales of PHEVs soared 308% to 4,316. In the first five months of this year, a total of 22,678 pure-electrics and 15,583 hybrids were delivered in the passenger car market.
China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) has so far not released its numbers of EV sales for April or May. A spokesperson for it explained recently that lack of cooperation from certain EV makers prevented the association from publishing accurate data for the past two months.
Meanwhile, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology show that automakers in the country produced about 19,000 plug-in EVs (PEVs) in May, including 9,922 pure-electric passenger cars, 2,832 pure-electric buses and trucks, 4,923 hybrid passenger cars, and 1,431 hybrid commercial vehicles. In the first five months of 2015, PEV production increased nearly 300% on year to 53,600.
Below are sales of plug-in electric cars by model. The data come from China Passenger Car Association.