BYD, which recently announced end of ICE car productionset a new record for Chinese carmakers after achieving monthly sales of 104,338 “new energy” [read: electrified] (NEV) passenger vehicles in March 2022, up 160.9% from a year earlier.
In March, BYD sold 50,674 DM PHEV vehicles, up 615.2%. Sales of electric battery models rose 229.2% to 53,664 units.
Pre-sale of Han DM models began in March. It is claimed that the DM-p models accelerate from rest to 100 km / h (62 mph) in 3.7 s and reach a range of NEDC up to 1300 km (810 miles).
According to CPCA statistics, in February the retail penetration rate of cars with new energy resources in China was 21.8%, up 13% over the year. BYD chief Wang Chuanfu recently said he is expected to reach 35% in 2022.