According to data released by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) on Tuesday, the wholesale sales volume of Tesla’s Shanghai factory in China in September was 56,006 vehicles, up 27% month-on-month and 394% year-on-year.
Among them, 52,153 vehicles were delivered to Chinese car owners and 33,033 Model Ys were sold in China.
As of September this year, Tesla China has sold more than 300,000 vehicles. Among them, the domestic sales volume has exceeded 200,000 vehicles, and over 100,000 vehicles have been exported.
In the Chinese market, the wholesale sales volume of new energy passenger cars reached 355,000 units in September, up 14.7% from the previous month and 184.4% from the previous year. Besides Tesla, several EV makers witnessed more than 10,000 sales volume including BYD, SAIC-GM-Wuling, GAC Aion, Great Wall Motor, NIO and Xpeng.
However, the retail sales of passenger cars reached 1.582 million units in September, down 17.3% year-on-year. According to the CPCA, the production and sales of the automobile market will be improved thanks to the decreasing number of cases in Malaysia, China’s anti-monopoly investigation and the chip manufacturers’ efforts.
In addition, in view of the concern that the rapid growth of EV sales will keep the power supply under pressure or even lead to insufficient supply, the CPCA said that current EV consumption has had no obvious negative impact on the national power system.