Huge growth for Chinese auto sales in May

Over the last year, there was a 154 percent increase in electric car sales in China. Photo credit – Pixabay

Huge growth for Chinese auto sales in May

Chinese car sales grew by over 8 percent in May, when compared to the same period last year.

As impressive as that sounds, it pales in comparison to the growth of Chinese EVs. Over the last year, there was a 154 percent increase in electric car sales in China, meaning that over 140,000 vehicles featuring the environmentally friendly technology were sold.

Interestingly, that figure doesn’t just comprise cars. Trucks, lorries and vans are included too – meaning that as the technology evolves in China then supply chains around the world could eventually be environmentally transformed.

The news comes after we reported in March that the Chinese government has revealed plans for greater standardisation amongst electric car manufacturers and models.

Apparently, initial efforts will focus on battery design and recharging solutions, seeking common standards.

In the future, fuel consumption as well as other systems might also be considered for standardisation.

China is the undisputed world leader when it comes to electric car design and technology, and so standards implemented in the country seem likely to be adopted in other countries, too.

Rupert Reid

Pilot and Senior Broadcast Journalist at Panda Radio. You can find him on Twitter @rupertreid