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Top 10 NEV makers in China Updated: 2023-04-21

China registered 1.65 million and 1.59 million units of new energy vehicles in production and sales, respectively, in the first quarter of 2023, increasing 27.7 and 26.2 percent on a yearly basis. Sales of NEVs have taken up 26.1 percent of total automobile sales during the same period, according to citing statistics from the China Passenger Car Association.

BYD sold 508,700 units in the first three months, grabbing 38.8 percent of market shares, Tesla China and GAC Aion took the second and three places, taking up 10.5 and 6.1 percent of market shares by delivering 137,400 and 80,300 units, respectively.

Chang'an Auto sold 60,700 units in the first quarter, witnessing a skyrocketing growth of 98 percent on the yearly basis, and acquired 4.6 percent of market shares.

Let us take a look at the top 10 NEV makers in sales in the first quarter of 2023.


No 1 BYD (508,700 units)

A BYD car rolls off the production line in Hefei, Anhui province, on June 30, 2022. [Photo/VCG]


No 2 Tesla China (137,400 units)

The Tesla Model S Plaid is on display at the fifth China International Import Expo in Shanghai, on Nov 5, 2022. [Photo/VCG]


No 3 GAC Aion (80,300 units)

GAC Aion showcases its eletric Hyper GT model at the 2022 Guangzhou auto show. [Photo/China Daily]


No 4 SAIC-GM-Wuling (77,700 units)

Dozens of SAIC-GM-Wuling's popular Hong Guang MINI EV are shown at an event in Shanghai. [Photo provided to]


No 5 Chang'an Auto (60,700 units)

An electric vehicle model of Chang'an Auto is displayed in Shenyang, Liaoning province, April 1, 2023. [Photo/VCG]


No 6 Geely Auto Group (59,600 units)

A vehicle body on the production line of the manufacturing plant for Zeekr Co, an electric-car unit of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co, in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, on April 14, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]


No 7 Li Auto (52,600 units)

Li Auto CEO Li Xiang presents the L7 SUV on Feb 8, 2023. [Photo provided to]


No 8 Nio (31,000 units)

Customers inspect an EC6 SUV at the Nio experience center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, in 2022. [Photo by LONG WEI/FOR CHINA DAILY]


No 9 Nezha (22,400 units)

A Nezha new energy vehicle is displayed at an auto show in Zhengzhou, Henan province, April 16, 2023. [Photo/VCG]


No 10 Brilliance BMW (21,300 units)

Vehicles are produced at a new plant at BMW's production base in Shenyang, Liaoning province. [Photo/Xinhua]