Tesla Ranked 2nd in EV Sales in China for August 2021, Data Shows

Last month, Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai also reached a daily output volume of 1,000 Model Y units, even as the company’s exported sales dwarfed its sales within China.

Tesla saw a major bump in export sales in August from its Gigafactory Shanghai in China, according to data released by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) on Wednesday, and as reported by Investors Business Daily.

The surge in sales also happened during a 202 percent year-over-year increase in sales for the Chinese EV market as a whole, with total clean energy vehicle sales including all-electric, hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles at 304,000 units.

Compared with the overall market, Tesla’s units sold a total of 44,264 in August, signaling a 34 percent increase from the company’s July total of 32,968 – despite an ongoing chip shortage which forced Giga Shanghai to pause production for a few days last month.

Warren Buffet-backed BYD led new energy passenger vehicle sales at 60,858 units. SAIC-GM-Wuling was just behind Tesla at 43,783 sales.

Exported units from Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai amounted to a whopping 31,379 units, marking a 29 percent increase from July’s 24,347 units exported.

In addition, Tesla’s August sales in China were 32 percent higher than its May sales, which marked the second month during the previous quarter. In this quarter, sales are already up 30 percent in the first two months compared with the last two months of last quarter – and Tesla usually sees the vast majority of its deliveries going out in the last month of each quarter.