Electric car sales in China to a record-breaking 700,000 units in 2017

To beat the sales of electric cars in China on pace than 700,000 this year, with 80% sold in the country in the last month than in September 2016.

The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) reported that 77,000 EVs were sold in September, bringing the total for the first three quarters of 2017, up to 398,000.

With the last three months of the year are normally in the best for car sales in China, the Deputy Secretary-General of the CAAM, Xu Haidong, told the China Daily newspaper, he expects to 700,000 EVs will be sold this year, up from 500,000 last year.

The road charges your electric car

The uptake of electric vehicles and other alternative fuels, “New Energy Vehicles” in China is driven in part by new rules introduced next year that will heavily penalise the manufacturer, not a certain number of such vehicles produce.

The importance of the Chinese market to the manufacturer, it was recently highlighted by Tesla’s announcement that it will change, new cars sold in the country to work with the Chinese GB standard charging network, with old cars be retrofitted in time.

Tesla’s have so far only compatible with the company’s own loader. Tesla is aiming to more than 1000 such posts operating in China by the end of this year, but the new plug will now allow the Tesla charging models to use almost all of the EV stations in China.

During the sale, delivered the numbers to grow in several countries, the Chinese passenger car market as a whole. According to the CAAM figures, 2.7 million cars were increased shipped to China in September to 5.7% year-on-year, although the growth has slowed considerably from year to year, partly due to the reduced rate offer ends at the end of 2016.

So far this year, 17.15 million cars sold in China, a 2.4% year on year rise. This growth was largely driven by SUVs; sales of crossovers are up 16.1% year-on-year, while sales for any other class of car.

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