PPE drivers will move a new Tesla passenger car from Shanghai on Monday, April 25, 2022, from a Lolo vessel at the port of Yantai, Shandong Province, eastern China.
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Tesla Monthly sales of Chinese cars have reached their highest levels since the opening of the Shanghai plant in June 2019 as U.S. automakers increased production hit by the city’s Covid-19 blockade. ..
Tesla sold 78,906 Chinese-made cars in June, including 968 for export, the China Passenger Car Association said. In May, it sold 32,165 vehicles and exported 22,340.
Tesla also achieved the highest monthly production at its Shanghai plant in June and added CPCA Secretary-General Cui Dongshu, but does not provide specific figures.
Covid’s restrictions in Shanghai for the April-June quarter reduced Tesla’s production, but new plants in Berlin and Texas struggled to increase production.
CEO Elon Musk urged staff to work hard to make up for the losses at the end of the “very tough” quarter after China’s zero-COVID blockade caused more serious production turmoil than expected.
The Shanghai plant, which produces Model 3 and Model Y, resumed production on April 19, but resumed full production in mid-June.
According to CPCA, overall sales of passenger cars in China in June were 1.97 million units, up 22% year-on-year due to government measures. Cui expected car sales to increase by about 20% year-on-year in July, but demand could further increase in the fourth quarter, leading to strong growth throughout the year.
According to CPCA, June electric vehicle sales accounted for 27% of the total, up 130.8%.
With 52,557 units delivered in June, the Tesla Model Y was ranked as the first and best-selling model of all passenger cars. The starting price is 316,900 yuan ($ 47,311), which is higher than the 28,800 yuan Wuling Hongguang mini EV.
BYD, which manufactures both pure electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, led EV players by delivering 133,762 vehicles in June.
China halved the purchase tax on small cars on June 1, and local governments such as Beijing and Shanghai also provided subsidies and added car ownership allocations to increase sales.
China said Thursday that it would consider outlining plans to extend tax cuts on electric vehicles, build more charging stations and encourage lower charge rates, and many new to stimulate demand for vehicles. Announced measures.