Tesla faces a sharp decline in Chinese sales


One measure of Tesla’s success in China indicated a sharp drop in sales in April The US-based electric car company sold 25,845 Chinese-made cars last month.

This figure represents a 27 percent decrease from the number of 35,478 cars sold in March, according to figures released by the China Passenger Vehicle Association.

The report indicated that Tesla issued 14,174 cars from its Shanghai factory in April, and the union did not disclose Tesla’s export figures for the month of March.

The decline in Tesla sales came amid an overall decline of 12 percent on a monthly basis in April of new powered passenger cars in China, the category includes pure electric and hybrid cars.

BYD, backed by US billionaire Warren Buffett, succeeded Tesla in April.

The Passenger Cars Association said: BYD sold 25,450 new energy vehicles in April, an increase of 6.5 percent compared to the number of new energy vehicles sold in March, which reached 23,906 cars.

The numbers are close to those revealed by BYD itself, which said earlier this month: it sold 25034 new powered passenger cars in April.

Some in China’s electric car industry have questioned the accuracy of the assembly’s numbers.

China became more important to Tesla, andThe company does not disclose monthly deliveries by country, but said it delivered 184,800 vehicles worldwide during the first quarter.

Publicly disclosed numbers indicate that China is becoming a more important market for the US company.

The company achieved $ 3 billion in sales in the country during the first quarter, accounting for 29 percent of global sales for this period, and this was an increase compared to 21 percent for the whole of 2020.

The press has increased its attacks against Tesla in China, and in the past few months domestic reports of Tesla brake malfunctions, crashes and explosions have escalated, and have called for scrutiny from regulators.

Reuters reported, citing sources, that the American company had halted its plans to buy land and expand its factory in Shanghai.

Looking ahead, the Passenger Car Association indicated that the capital, Beijing, will release 60,000 new license plates for new energy vehicles this month.

This should aid sales of the Model Y models And Aion Y, produced by a new powered vehicle brand spawned from the Chinese state-owned automaker GAC.

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