Most of the models encouraged to enter the rural market saw significant sales gains in the second half of the year, such as the newly launched SAIC-GM-Wuling's Hongguang MINI EV, which is expected to sell more than 100,000 units a year, said Xu Haidong, deputy chief engineer of the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, in a recent article.
According to Xu, this makes the Wuling Hongguang MINI EV the fastest-growing model in the new energy vehicle sector in China.
Xu mentioned that China's policy of encouraging new energy vehicles to enter the rural market has achieved good results, and that by November, sales of A-class and A0-class new energy vehicles were growing rapidly, which has become an important driving force for the recovery of the new energy vehicle market this year.
According to data released by SAIC-GM-Wuling on December 1, Hongguang sold 33,094 units of MINI EV in November this year, up 60.4% from October.
The highest daily sales of this model in November exceeded 2,000 units, of which sales to individual users accounted for more than 96%. Up to now, it is the only model in the domestic new energy vehicle market that has sold more than 30,000 units in a single month this year.
The Hongguang MINI EV, a pure electric vehicle of SAIC-GM-Wuling, was launched in July this year.
Previously, Hongguang MINI EV has ranked first in the domestic new energy passenger car retail sales ranking for two consecutive months, with sales of 14,495 units in September and 20,631 units in October.