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Top 10 Best Selling Electric Vehicles In China In July 2022

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The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced the top-selling SUVs, sedans, MPVs, and new energy vehicle rankings in the National Auto Industry Report for July 2022.

In July 2022, the total vehicle production was 2.455 million vehicles, a month-on-month decrease of 1.8% and a year-on-year increase of 31.5%, with passenger vehicles accounting for 2.21 million units, up 42.6% year-on-year.

Furthermore, the total sales volume was 2.42 million vehicles, a month-on-month decrease of 3.3% and a year-on-year increase of 29.7%, with passenger vehicles accounting for 2.174 million units, up 40% year-on-year.

Top 1: BYD Song Plus

The Song Plus is a crossover SUV manufactured by BYD. Initially, only an internal combustion engine version was offered, then an all-electric variant was developed equipped with BYD’s lithium iron phosphate-based Blade battery.

37,800 units were sold in July 2022.

Top 2: Wuling Hongguang Mini EV

The Hongguang Mini EV is a 4-seater battery-electric mini-vehicle manufactured by SAIC-GM-Wuling since 2020. In 2021, 395,451 Hongguang MINI EVs were sold in China, up 250.7% from 2020. Its July 2022 total sales volume was 37,100 units.

The vehicle comes in two battery/range options: 120 km range with 9.3 kWh battery and 170 km range with 13.9 kWh battery. It has a top speed of 100 km/h or 62 mph.

Top 3: BYD Qin Plus

The BYD Qin Plus was first unveiled at the 2020 Guangzhou Auto Show on November 20, 2020. It is equipped with a Snap Cloud-plug-in hybrid 1.5L high-efficiency engine with a maximum power of 81 kWh, peak torque of 135 Nm, a top compression ratio of 15.5:1, and maximum thermal efficiency of 43%.

30,000 units were sold in July 2022.

Top 4: BYD Han

The Han is a luxury sedan with three pure electric models and one hybrid model. The Han long-range pure electric version has a single-charge range of 605km. It can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds, making it China’s fastest electric vehicle in production. The Han plug-in hybrid model can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 4.7 seconds.

25,300 units were sold in July 2022.

Top 5: BYD Dolphin

The Dolphin is developed based on BYD’s e-Platform 3.0, supporting RWD and AWD electric drivetrain layouts. The platform supports short charging times, greater battery isolation from winter weather conditions, and long range. Power comes from a single electric motor with 95 hp, good for a 160 km/h top speed.

BYD calls the design language “Marine Aesthetics”, and it will be used on a series of new semi-premium electric cars, of which the Dolphin is the first. Size: 4070/1770/1570mm, with a 2700mm wheelbase.

20,500 units were sold in July 2022.

Top 6: BYD Yuan Plus

The BYD Yuan Plus uses BYD’s Dragon-face 3.0 design language, giving the crossover a clean, flowing design unique in the world of compact crossovers.

A 150kW motor producing a whopping 310Nm of torque pushes the car to 100km/h (60mph) in 7.2 seconds. Two battery packs, of 50.1kWh and 60.5kWh capacity, allow up to 430 and 510km range. With pricing starting from 130,000 to 155,000 RMB (20,400 – 24,300 USD), the BYD Yuan Plus seems like a superb deal!

19,200 units were sold in July 2022.

Top 7: GAC Aion Y

The Aion Y is an electric compact crossover. The Y is Aion’s fourth model after the Aion V, Aion S, and Aion LX. Its size is 4410/1870/1645mm with a 2750mm wheelbase.

The Aion Y is equipped with a permanent magnet synchronous motor with a maximum power of 135kW and a peak torque of 350Nm. Its battery energy density is 184Wh/kg, power consumption is 13.8kWh/100km, and NEDC range is 600km.

12,500 units were sold in July 2022.

Top 8: BYD Tang

The Tang is a plug-in hybrid crossover utility vehicle. It is equipped with BYD’s 86.4kWh Blade battery and can achieve acceleration from 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds.

11,500 units were sold in July 2022.

Top 9: Chery Small Ant

The Small Ant is a compact three-door electric mini car. It has a body size of 3200/1670/1550mm with a 2150mm wheelbase. It comes in two trims: the Small Ant Charme Romance and Small Ant Charme Rococo.

The Small Ant Charme is equipped with a 30kW single electric motor outputting 120Nm of torque. A 30.6kWh ternary lithium-ion battery provides an NEDC driving range of 301km. The Small Ant Charme Romance starts at 85,520 RMB (12,750 USD) while the Small Ant Charme Rococo starts at 91,520 RMB (13,650 USD).

11,200 units were sold in July 2022.

Top 10: Li Auto ONE

The Li ONE is a luxury mid-size PHEV crossover SUV manufactured by Li Auto. It is equipped with a 140kW rear-drive electric motor powered by a 40.5 kWh battery pack and an 11.9 gallon (54 liters) fuel tank for its 1.2-liter turbocharged internal combustion engine. The combustion engine also generates electricity to charge the car battery. The official price starts at 338,000 RMB (52,762 USD).

10,400 units were sold in July 2022.

Source: CAAM, AutoHome

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Great photos of great sellers.
    Looks like for now, BYD rules.
    FYI …In calendar year 2012, Wall Street Journal reported,
    ” …less than one percent of BYD sales were EVs.”

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