2023 Top 10 New Energy Car Brands in China

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According to estimates from the China Passenger Car Association, wholesale sales of new energy passenger vehicle manufacturers in December were 1.13 million units, a year-on-year increase of 50% and a month-on-month increase of 18%. The estimated cumulative wholesale volume from January to December 2023 was 8.88 million vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 38%.

From this point of view, the overall environment of the new energy market in November is actually pretty good. It’s no wonder that just after New Year’s Day, most of the new energy “top students” also announced their sales results. What is the actual performance of China’s new energy vehicle companies?


December sales: 341,000 vehicles

Cumulative sales volume in 2023: 3.024 million

As the most eye-catching new energy brand in China, BYD recently announced sales data for December. It sold a total of 341,043 new cars and 340,178 passenger cars in December, a year-on-year increase of 45%. The cumulative sales in 2023 will be 3,024,417 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 61.8%.

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By brand, BYD Dynasty and Ocean series sold 321,570 units this month, a year-on-year increase of 40.7%; Denza sales were 11,929 units, a year-on-year increase of 98.8%; Yangwang and Fangbao contributed 1,593 units and 5,086 units respectively. Big brands shoulder the important task of BYD’s brand improvement and impact on the high-end.

Specific to the models, the sales volume of Dynasty.com’s five models all exceeded 10,000 units, among which Qin performed best, with sales exceeding 46,000 units. Song PRO and Song L also have sales of 33,000 units; on Haiyang.com, Seagull is a dark horse, with sales exceeding 50,000 units; as for Denza, it has three models: D9, N7 and N8, among which the performance is the most eye-catching The most popular is Denza D9, with cumulative sales of 127,840 units throughout the year; Zangwang Automobile sold 1,593 units in December, and Fangbao Baobao 5 sold 5,086 units in December, performing well.

In terms of exports, BYD’s total export volume of passenger cars in December was 36,095 units, a year-on-year increase of 218.9%. It also set a record for BYD’s single-month export volume. In 2023, BYD’s footprints have spread to 55 countries and regions around the world, with a total export volume of new energy passenger vehicles of 242,765 units.

2.Geely New Energy

December sales: 60,000 units

Cumulative sales volume in 2023: 487,000

Recently, Geely Automobile announced that its sales in December were 150,453 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of approximately 3%. Geely’s cumulative new energy sales in 2023 were 487,461 vehicles, exceeding 48% year-on-year, achieving positive year-on-year growth for 11 consecutive months. Among them, new energy sales in December were 60,447 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of approximately 36%.

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Among them, the Geely Galaxy series sold 13,770 units in November; the Geometry pure electric series sold 20,329 units in November; Zeekr delivered 13,104 units in November; Livan Auto is positioned on the charging/battery track, with sales of 3,075 units in November; leading The sales volume of the Gram brand in November was 30,055 vehicles, of which new energy vehicle sales accounted for more than 50%.

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3.GAC Aion

Deliveries in December: 45,900 vehicles

Cumulative sales in 2023: 480,000 vehicles

In December, GAC Aion‘s sales volume was 45,947 units, a month-on-month increase of 10.5% and a year-on-year increase of 53.1%. Aion’s sales volume in 2023 will be 480,003 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 77%. At the same time, GAC Aion also achieved the goal of cumulative production and sales of one million vehicles on December 28. At the beginning of last year, Aion set a sales target of 500,000 vehicles, with a target completion rate of 96%.

At present, Aion has two major sub-brands, one is the AION brand, and its main models are AION Y, AION S and AION V PLUS, which are mainly concentrated in the online ride-hailing market.

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The other is the HaoBo Hyper brand, targeting mid-to-high-end consumer groups. It has currently launched three products: medium and large luxury sedan HaoBo GT, China’s first mass-produced supercar HaoBo SSR and HaoBo HT. With the dual-brand matrix of “AION+Hyper”, it is expected to further boost AION’s sales.

4.Changan New Energy

December sales: 55,321 vehicles

Total in 2023: 470,000 vehicles

Changan Automobile‘s annual sales in 2023 will exceed 2.55 million vehicles, of which the sales of self-owned brand new energy vehicles will exceed 470,000, and the overseas sales of self-owned brands will exceed 230,000, both reaching record highs. Combined with the previously announced data of 414,679 vehicles from January to November, 55,321 new energy vehicles were delivered in December.

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In addition, Changan Auto’s new energy brand Deepal Auto delivered 18,300 vehicles in December last year. For the whole year of 2023, Deepal Auto delivered a total of 136,900 vehicles; the high-end brand Avatr delivered 6,106 vehicles in December last year, setting a record high. For the Changan Qiyuan series, 11,157 units were ordered in December, 6,926 units were delivered, and a total of 40,000 units were delivered.

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5.Li Auto

Deliveries in December: 50,000 vehicles

Cumulative deliveries in 2023: 376,000 vehicles

Li Auto delivered 50,353 vehicles in December, a year-on-year increase of 137.1%, setting a record high in monthly sales! In the fourth quarter of 2023, Li Auto delivered a total of 131,805 new cars, a year-on-year increase of 184.6%, and a total of 376,030 new cars were delivered throughout the year, a year-on-year increase of 182.2%.

Li Auto currently has three L-series models. In the fourth quarter of 2023, it will enter the market with monthly sales of 40,000 units. The cumulative delivery of Li Auto’s three vehicles, Li L7, Li Li L8 and Li Li L9, has exceeded 100,000 units. The first masterpiece to enter the pure electric market, the Ideal MEGA has not yet been launched and has attracted widespread attention.

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Li Xiang previously issued an article saying that after the three cars complete the task of selling 40,000 units per month, they will continue to challenge the next higher difficulty: 50,000/month overall, and 20,000/month for the Ideal L7.

6.Great Wall New Energy

December sales: 29,800 units

Cumulative sales in 2023: 261,500 vehicles

In December 2023, Great Wall new energy passenger vehicles sold a total of 29,816 units, a year-on-year increase of 168.59%. Full-year sales in 2023 will be 261,546 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 98.39%.

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At present, Great Wall’s new energy passenger cars mainly include new energy models from four brands: Haval, ORA, WEY and Tank. Among them, SUV models mainly use plug-in hybrid technology, and mainly promote Hi4 hybrid technology.

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On the other hand, ORA Auto focuses on pure electric sedans. According to the latest plan released by Euler Automobile: facing 2024, Euler will launch three new models, A0-class, A-class, and C-class, based on the existing product lineup.

7.NIO Auto

Deliveries in December: 18,000 vehicles

Cumulative deliveries in 2023: 160,000 vehicles

NIO sold 18,012 units in December 2023, a year-on-year increase of 13.9%; the full-year sales in 2023 were 160,038 units, a year-on-year increase of 30.7%. The sales target for 2023 is 250,000 vehicles, with a completion rate of 64%. Currently, NIO has delivered a total of 449,594 units.

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At present, NIO has officially entered a strong product cycle. All 8 models of NIO’s second-generation technology platform have been launched, and the price range is between 300,000 and 600,000, which can fully meet the diverse needs of users.

Some time ago, after joining hands with Changan and Geely, NIO’s battery swap business, which has been intensively cultivated for five years, will also usher in a new turn and feedback to the market. In addition, according to Li Bin, NIO’s new entry-level brand Alps will be launched in the second half of 2024.

8.Leapmotor Auto

Deliveries in December: 18,600 vehicles

Cumulative delivery volume in 2023: 144,000 vehicles

Leapmotor delivered 18,618 new cars in December, a month-on-month increase of 0.6% and a year-on-year increase of 119%. In 2023, Leapmotor delivered a total of 144,155 new vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 29%. Leapmotor set a sales target of 200,000 vehicles at the beginning of the year, with a completion rate of 72.1%.

It is worth mentioning that last year, Leapmotor completed the equity transfer with Stellantis Group, representing the first real cooperation in the new energy vehicle industry. With the help of Stellantis Group’s channels and resources in the global market, Leapmotor will quickly open up the global market.

Currently, Leapmotor has three models on sale: C11, C01, and T03. Among them, the main models of the C series have achieved a dual-power layout of pure electric + extended range, accounting for more than 80% of total sales.

9.Xpeng Auto

Deliveries in December: 20,000 vehicles

Cumulative delivery volume in 2023: 140,000 vehicles

Xpeng Auto delivered 20,115 new cars in December 2023, with monthly deliveries exceeding 20,000 for three consecutive months, a year-on-year increase of 78%; Xpeng Auto cumulative delivery volume for the whole of 2023 was 141,601 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 17%. Currently, Xpeng Auto cumulative deliveries in history have exceeded 400,000 vehicles.

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Currently, Xpeng Auto has Xpeng G3i, Xpeng G6, Xpeng G9, Xpeng P5, Xpeng P7i and Xpeng X9 models on sale. Among them, the Xpeng G6 has performed well since its launch and has become an important sales support for Xpeng Auto, with monthly sales of nearly 10,000 units. After the launch of the new Xpeng G9, the price/performance ratio has been significantly improved, and sales have also begun to rise.

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On January 1, Xpeng Motors officially launched its first pure electric MPV model – Xpeng X9. As the flagship model of Xpeng Motors, the Xpeng X9 is positioned as a medium to large pure electric MPV. The new car adopts a “bullet” design, is positioned as a medium to large MPV, and uses a pure electric power system. Let’s wait and see whether Xiaopeng’s sales can usher in a new turning point!

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10.Neta Auto

December sales: 5,135 vehicles

Cumulative sales in 2023: 127,000 vehicles

In December 2023, Neta Auto delivered a total of 5,135 new cars, down 58.9% month-on-month. It was the new car-making force with the worst single-month decline among the new car-making forces. From January to December 2023, Neta Auto’s cumulative delivery volume was 127,496 units, compared with Neta Auto’s annual sales of 152,073 units in 2022, a month-on-month decrease of 16.16%. You know, Neta was the new sales champion last year. At the beginning of last year, it set a sales target of 250,000 units. So far, only 51% has been completed.

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Currently, Neta has 6 models on sale, including Neta S, Neta X, Neta GT, Neta U, Neta AYA and Neta V. Overall, the delivery volume of the two series of models, Neta U and Neta V, still accounts for a relatively high proportion. The manufacturer has also updated Neta V and Neta U in a timely manner. Neta V has previously transformed into Neta Aya, and Neta X, created by Neta U, has also been officially launched.

Since this year, Neta Auto has achieved a complete layout of mid- to low-end product lines. However, as market competition intensifies, problems such as serious product homogeneity and price wars become increasingly prominent, Neta Auto is facing increasing pressure in the domestic market. To this end, Neta is also focusing on overseas markets this year.

Previously, Neta’s Thailand factory was successfully put into production, the first complete vehicle Neta V-II was officially rolled off the production line, the Indonesian factory cooperation project was officially signed, and the first batch of users were delivered grandly. According to Neta’s plan, sales of 1 million vehicles will be achieved in 2026, with overseas sales accounting for 35%.


In the long run, the new energy market is promising, but competition is becoming increasingly fierce. At present, the domestic new energy market is showing a situation where a hundred flowers are blooming. Who will become the new “white horse” and “dark horse” of new energy vehicle companies in 2024?

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