Tesla Has Delivered 55,621 Domestic Cars in China for November So Far

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China’s new-energy vehicle (NEV) sales dropped in the last week of November, as was measured by insurance registrations.

BYD with its hybrid electric vehicles doubled Tesla’s sales to top NEV leaderboards in China during the fourth week of November, with BYD overseeing 38,480 insurance registrations while Tesla had 16,121, according to a report from CnEVPost.

Here are Tesla’s domestic deliveries breakdown so far in November, which are nearly double compared to figures from one year ago:

  • 1st week: 11,195
  • 2nd week: 13,939
  • 3rd week: 14,366
  • 4th week: 16,121

Total NEV units registered during the week accounted for 122,000 units, still showing an increase year over year of 29.1 percent, although it was down 5.7 percent from the week before.

Tesla placed second ahead of the remaining top five brands, Wuling (7,253), Changan (5,594) and Li Auto (4,364), while electric vehicle (EV) startups NIO and Xpeng Motors had just 3,759 and 1,466 registrations during the week, respectively.

Overall passenger car sales in China were down 19.1 percent year over year on the week, with a total of 365,000 units. Additionally, registrations dropped off by about 8.8 percent from the prior week.

Internal combustion engine sales slumped even more than those in the NEV category, with just 243,000 units sold in the week for a drop-off of 32 percent year over year and 10 percent from the previous week.

In the first four weeks of November, Tesla had 55,621 insurance registrations while BYD led with 161,243.

Although Tesla’s lineup includes only battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), BYD’s lineup includes a combination of BEVs and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), both of which fall into the larger category of NEVs.