The robust growth was wholly credited to the 257.62% hike in new energy vehicle (NEV) sales. Notably, the sales of new energy passenger vehicles (NEPVs) zoomed up 276.4% over a year ago to 70,022 units last month, which made the year-to-date NEPV sales top 300,000 units.
Of the NEPVs sold in Sept., 33,716 units were DM models (namely, PHEVs), representing a 427.55% remarkable increase year-over-year thanks to the driving forces from the DM-i models.
With 15,164 units sold, the Qin PLUS DM-i accounted for 45% of the BYD DM models Sept. sales. Meanwhile, the sales of the Tang DM, the Song DM, and the Han DM reached 10,278, 5,822, and 2,452 units respectively.
BYD Han EV; photo credit: BYD
The company saw its all-electric PV sales soar 197.3% from a year ago to 36,306 units in September, including 7,796 Han EV sedans (+115.1% YoY) and 5,372 Yuan Pro SUVs.
The sales of the BYD Dolphin reached 3,000 units last month. As the first mass-produced model based on BYD's BEV-dedicated e-platform 3.0, the Dolphin hit the market at the Chengdu Motor Show 2021 at the end of August.
BYD Dolphin; photo credit: BYD
In Sept., BYD's oil-fueled vehicle unit posted a 59.58% plunge over the prior-year period. Due to the five straight months of year-on-year decrease, the company's sales of cars running on traditional fuel dipped 27.13% for the first three quarters.