September 15, 2023
BEIJING – China’s new energy vehicle manufacturer BYD has joined the world’s 10 biggest car companies by sales for the first time in the first half of 2023, surpassing Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Tesla.
According to its financial statement, Shenzhen-listed BYD sold a record of 1.25 million NEVs in the first six months, up 94.25 percent year-on-year and grabbing the 10th place in the ranking.
Other Chinese automakers also made strides in the first half. Geely and Changan ranked 13th and 14th, respectively, while Chery stood at 17th, data from research company MarkLines shows.
Let’s take a look at the world’s 10 biggest car companies by sales in the first half.
BYD showcases the Seal sedan at the 2023 Shanghai auto show in April. [PHOTO by CAO YINGYING/CHINA DAILY]
A Suzuki Xbee vehicle on display at the Tokyo Auto Salon in Chiba, Japan, Jan 13, 2023. [Photo/VCG]
The logo of automaker Honda is seen in Japan. [Photo/VCG]
Ford Mustang Mach-E is presented at the New York International Auto Show, in Manhattan, New York City, April 5, 2023. [Photo/Agencies]
General Motors showcases its Ultium-based models in Shanghai on Nov 22, 2022. [Photo provided to China Daily]
The logo of Stellantis is seen at the main entrance of FCA Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy, January 18, 2021. [Photo/Agencies]
Renault 4 electric is presented at 2022 Paris Auto Show, France Oct 17, 2022. [Photo/Agencies]
A Kia EV6 GT-line vehicle is displayed during the fifth China International Import Expo in Shanghai. [Photo/VCG]
Volkswagen shows its electric platform and models in Haikou, Hainan province, on Jan 24, 2022. [Photo by Li Fusheng/chinadaily.com.cn]
Toyota displays its product lineup at the 2021 China (Shenyang) International Auto Show. [Photo by YAN BO/FOR CHINA DAILY]