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Hongguang Mini EV – China’s best-selling electric car

Domestic product Wuling Hongguang Mini EV was the most popular electric vehicle in 9 months, with more than 256,000 units sold.

The cumulative sales of Wuling Hongguang Mini EV from the first sale in June 2020 to the end of September is 400,000 units. Also in September, the product of the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture was China’s best-selling electric vehicle, slightly better than rival Tesla Model Y.

In September, there were 35,169 Hongguang Mini EVs with new owners, up 143% over the same period in 2020. Meanwhile, Tesla Model Y sold 33,033 vehicles, and Model 3 was 19,120 vehicles.

Wuling Hongguang Mini EV (left) next to a Chinese domestic electric car model Baojun. Photo: Serba Semua

Since its launch, the Hongguang Mini EV has consistently been the best-selling electric vehicle in China. In particular, in August, this cheap domestic product achieved a sales record with more than 41,000 cars sold.

Compared to Tesla models, the Hongguang Mini EV lacks many things, such as mileage per charge and performance, but the convenience and low price make this domestic product one of the “new energy” vehicles. China best seller. This segment includes electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.

In the list of 15 best-selling new energy vehicles in China in the first nine months of this year, Hongguang Mini EV took the top spot, followed by Model 3 and Model Y respectively. Along with the Top 15, Tesla is the car manufacturer. The only foreign car company, the rest are all domestic automakers, according to data released by the China Automobile Automobile Association (CPCA).

Rating Car model Manufacturer Sales
The first 9 months of the year
first Hongguang Mini EV SAIC-GM-Wuling 256,661
2 Model 3 Tesla 111,751
3 Model Y Tesla 92,933
4 Han EV BYD 58,749
5 Qin+ DM-i BYD 58,241
6 One Lixiang 55.270
7 BenBen EV Changan 53,155
8 Aion WILL GAC 50.142
9 eQ Chery 50.124
ten Ora R1 Great Wall 47,087
11 P7 XPeng 39.227
twelfth Song DM BYD 34,865
13 Neta Hozon 32.161
14 Roewe Clever SAIC 31.537
15 Qin+ EV BYD 29,743

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