Tesla Sold Nearly 33,000 China-Made Vehicles in July
Tesla’s factory in China has produced electric vehicles (EVs) for a number of countries around the world, and according to new data, the company produced an impressive number of EVs in July.
The China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) released data on Tuesday showing that Tesla sold 32,968 China-produced vehicles in July, including a total of 24,347 exported, according to CNBC.
During this period, local sales of China-made vehicles dropped off 69 percent, to just 8,621 cars – compared to 28,138 in June.
The data also revealed that Warren Buffett-backed company BYD, based in China, sold 50,387 vehicles, while General Motors’ (GM) joint venture with SAIC Motor saw a total of 27,347 deliveries.
Other local EV manufacturers NIO, Xpeng Motors and Li Auto produced 7,931, 8,040 and 8,589 units, respectively in July, all showing year-over-year increases during the summer month.
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While Tesla’s sales in the first month of each quarter usually drop before rising nearing each quarter’s end, the sales compare to 33,155 made at its Shanghai factory in June.
Gigafactory Shanghai is also currently producing vehicles for much of the European auto market, which is set to end upon the completion of Gigafactory Berlin later this year.
Tesla’s major sellers as produced by Gigafactory Shanghai are primarily the Model 3 and the Model Y. The GM-SAIC joint venture Wuling is known for its compact electric car, the Wuling HongGuang Mini EV.
According to Tesla revealed in its Q2 earnings Gigafactory Shanghai now has a production capacity of over 450,000 vehicles per year.