Monthly Report – Chinese EV Sales – October 2017

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Detailed Analysis of the Chinese EV Sales for October 2017. The report includes a breakdown by brand, model, technology, gainers, and losers. Users can link to each model’s specifications and performance for easy comparison and deeper insights on the top ranking EVs for the month.


The highlights for Chinese electric car sales in October were:

  • Chinese EV Sales grew by 57.8% Year-on-Year, selling 142,678 units more than January to October 2016.
  • EV sales in October broke the record for most units sold set only last month. October sales grew 9.9% over that of the record figure of September 2017.
  • More than four pure electric vehicles were sold for every plug-in hybrid. Of the three new vehicles that entered the market this month, none were plug-in hybrids.
  • There are more than 70 EVs available to the Chinese consumer currently, of which 55 are pure electric.
  • Thirty-two new models, of which twenty-four were BEVs, were available to consumers compared to the same period in 2016.
  • The Top 2 EV Brands in the China remained the same from the comparative period in 2016 but one of last year’s top performers, SAIC, was replaced by Zhidou in the third position.