Nationwide 53,500 new energy vehicles (NEVs) were sold in August, jumping 122.7 percent from a year earlier, according to the China Passenger Car Association. So far this year, 249,600 such cars have been sold, up 93.2 percent year-on-year.
Among domestic manufacturers, BAIC EC series led in sales in the first eight months of this year, delivering 28,733 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, the association said.
China is one of the first countries to develop new energy vehicles to cut emissions and build a competitive car industry.
Xin Guobin, vice-minister of industry and information technology, earlier told an automobile forum that China had started research on a timetable to phase out manufacturing and sales of fossil-fuel powered cars.
Let's take a look at the top 10 best-selling NEV models in China from Jan to Aug.
1.BAIC EC series (28,733)
2.ZD D2 (25,507)
3.BYD Song DM 1.5T (15,296)
4.BYD E5 (15,177)
5.JMC new energy E series (14,932)
6.JAC IEV series (14,472)
7.Geely Emgrand EV (13,712)
8.Roewe RX5 1.5T EDU (12,012)
9.Chery eQ (11,470)
10.Changan BENNI EV (11,120)