SAIC sold 45,267 new energy vehicles in February, which is up 48.4% from 30,499 units last year, as issued on February report. However, there shows an decrease of 37.3% than in January, with 72,236 NEVs in January.
Note that SAIC first released it NEV sales in August 2021, therefore data from March to July in 2021 is not available in our infographic.
Among the 381,872 units of all vehicles produced in February, 16%, were NEVs.SAIC sold more than 9,000 units of passenger NEVs and more than 6,300 units of SAIC-Volkswagen’s NEVThe overseas export sales exceed 56,000 units, up 69.3% year on year. Among all the SAIC brands, SAIC-GM-Wuling’s small and micro NEVs maintain the most rapid growth. In Feb., SAIC accelerated the promotion of strengthening the supply chain and further improved its layout of new energy upstream materials.
SAIC’s further NEV selling plan
It is worth mentioning that, influenced by the global chip shortage, the rollback of the national new energy subsidy policy, and other adverse factors, Saic Roewe has raised the official guide prices of many of its NEV models since March 1.
Surprisingly, SAIC Roewe did not raise prices for specific models or by how much but only announced that the price increase would begin in March. This can be regarded as an apparent attempt to spur customers to place orders.
SIAC’s chairman Hong Cheng proposed that ‘SIAC will increase the support for the use of NEV, continue to improve the construction of charging stations and other supporting facilities, provide preferential charging electricity prices, and further encourage an atmosphere of low carbon product consumption.’
The company will be further increasing its support to develop the core technology of automotive enterprises, encouraging and guiding enterprises to master the direction of core hardware and software r&d capabilities.