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13 May 2021

The Production and Sales of China’s New-Energy Vehicles Hit a New High in April’s Monthly Record

13 May 2021  by Global Times   

The production and sales of China's new-energy vehicles continued to refresh the month's record, with a total of 216,000 and 206,000 vehicles being produced and sold in April respectively, according to a report released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on Wednesday.

A total of 216,000 new-energy vehicles were produced in April, a year-on-year increase of 163.6 percent, according to CAAM's report, adding that a total of 206,000 vehicles were sold last month with a year-on-year increase of 180.3 percent.

The production and sales of new-energy vehicles last month continued exceeding previous records. The production and sales of 100 percent electric cars reached 182,000 and 171,000 with a year-on-year increase of 2.1 times and 2.2 times respectively.

In the first four months of 2021, the production and sales of new-energy vehicles totaled 750,000 and 732,000 with a year-on-year increase of 2.6 times and 2.5 times respectively. A total of 637,000 and 615,000 100 percent electric cars were produced and sold during the period, read the report.

In April, China's power battery output soared 173.7 percent to 12.9 gigawatt hours, according to media reports. China's charging infrastructure increased by 146,000 units and with public charging infrastructure expanding by 100.3 percent year on year from January to April, according to the data from the China Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance.

Boasting the world's largest inventory of new-energy vehicles, China accounts for 55 percent of global NEV sales, which led a growing number of high-line automakers to make a presence at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition held in April.

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