Even as Tesla announced that it would build a plant in China, auto industry insiders said Tesla was here. And with Tesla’s domestic models, one after another exempt from the purchase tax and enjoy new energy promotion subsidies, the market competitiveness of Tesla models has been further enhanced, but also the domestic sales of new energy models also had a considerable impact.
Recently, Cui Dongshu, secretary-general of the Association, said at a February production and sales data conference that Tesla delivered 3,958 units in China in February, accounting for about 30 percent of the country’s total electric vehicle sales, which he said was “pretty good performance.” Tesla registered 3,563 new cars in China in January, according to The Insurance Company.
At the same time, it also means that Tesla’s deliveries in February were not too affected by the outbreak, and delivered more than in January. According to the Federation, wholesale sales of new energy passenger cars fell 77.7 percent year-on-year in February, down 70 percent month-on-month, and total sales of 52,000 units in January-February, down 64 percent year-on-year. Against the backdrop of a sharp decline in the domestic new energy market, Tesla’s performance has been a standout.
In addition, not only is delivery higher, but Tesla’s capacity is climbing. According to February’s Power Battery Monthly Database statistics show that in February this year, the domestic market production of new energy vehicles about 119,000 units, down 77.4% year-on-year, of which, Tesla’s Shanghai plant in February production of 3,898 vehicles, accounting for more than 30% of China’s new energy vehicle production list.
Although the current auto sales market, affected by the outbreak, end-of-term sales decreased. But judging by Tesla’s February production and sales, Tesla’s models are not selling at all, and deliveries have been limited by the outbreak. And reports from inside Tesla suggest that Tesla will continue to increase capacity at its Shanghai superplant this month and will import new models.