Chinese electric vehicle makers scrambled to unveil their delivery volumes for the month of July on August 1, including NIO, Li Auto, XPeng, Geely-backed Zeekr, and others.
NIO delivered 10,052 vehicles in July 2022, representing an increase of 26.7% year-over-year. The deliveries consisted of 7,579 premium smart electric SUVs, and 2,473 premium smart electric sedans. However, in the report, NIO noted that the production of the ET7 and the EC6 in July was constrained by the supply of casting parts. The company has been working closely with supply chain partners and expects to accelerate vehicle production in the following months.
As a leading player in the battery swapping field, as of July 31, 2022, NIO deployed 1,047 power swap stations in China, through which over 10 million battery swaps had been completed cumulatively.
Li Auto delivered 10,422 Li ONEs in July 2022, up 21.3% year-over-year. The cumulative deliveries of Li ONE have reached 194,913 since the vehicle’s market debut in 2019. “Today, the 200,000th Li ONE rolled off the production line at our Changzhou manufacturing base. It took us just 986 days to reach the production milestone,” commented Shen Yanan, co-founder and president of the company.
“Our second model, the Li L9, a flagship smart SUV for families, has received positive feedback from our users since its launch on June 21. Over 50,000 orders have already been placed, among which non-refundable orders confirmed for the model exceeded 30,000,” Shen added.
XPeng recorded monthly deliveries in July of 11,524 smart EVs, representing a 43% increase year-over-year. The company delivered 80,507 smart EVs in total for the first seven months in 2022, representing a 108% increase year-over-year. Cumulative deliveries reached nearly 220,000 as of the end of July 2022.
July deliveries consisted of 6,397 P7s, the company’s smart sports sedan, 3,608 P5 smart family sedans and 1,519 G3i smart compact SUVs. In August, XPeng plans to begin accepting reservations for its new flagship G9 SUV followed by an official launch in September.
Geely’s premium electric vehicle subsidiary Zeekr delivered 5,022 units of the Zeekr 001 – its only model currently on sale – in July, up 16.74 percent from 4,302 units in June. In July, the Zeekr 001 received more than 10,000 orders with non-refundable deposits, with the average order amount exceeding 335,000 yuan ($49,680).
On July 22, Zeekr teased the Zeekr 009, confirming that it is building an electric MPV, which will be its second model.
NETA, the electric vehicle brand of Chinese company Hozon Auto, delivered 14,037 vehicles in July, up 133.52 percent from 6,011 units a year ago. From January to July this year, NETA delivered 77,168 vehicles, up 184.6 percent from 27,115 vehicles in the same period last year.
Notably, NETA also disclosed its overseas exports volume with 1,382 vehicles shipped overseas in July. According to its plan, NETA will enter the ASEAN market this year and head west to Europe after the launch of the NETA S.
Seres Group, Huawei’s car-making partner, sold 13,291 new energy vehicles in July, up 316.78% year-on-year, and the cumulative sales volume reached 60,877 vehicles this year, up 253.40 percent year-on-year.
As of August 1, the company is now known as Seres Group, having completed a name change from its previous name of Chongqing Sokon. Zhang Xinghai, chairman and founder of the company, sent an internal letter to all employees, pointing out that the company will always firmly adhere to three principles, that is, innovation-driven, long-view perspective, and commercial success.
The AITO brand co-developed by Huawei and Seres reported 7,228 units of delivery in July, showing another record high and steady month-on-month growth. It only took 87 days for the cumulative delivery volume of AITO M5 model to exceed 10,000 units. As of July 31, the delivery volume of the M5 model was 26,348 units.