Sales at BYD Co., China’s largest electrified-vehicle maker, forged ahead in January despite the lingering coronavirus outbreak and fewer working days due to the Chinese New Year holiday.
Deliveries rose 59 percent to 151,341 last month, the company said.
The volume was composed of 150,164 electrified passenger vehicles, a jump of 62 percent from a year earlier.
Among the company’s passenger vehicles, sales of full electric products advanced 54 percent to 71,338 while deliveries of plug-in hybrids spiked 69 percent to 78,826.
In January, deliveries of BYD’s electric commercial vehicles such as buses and trucks soared 386 percent to 1,177.
BYD stopped producing gasoline vehicles in March 2022.
Last year, the company delivered 1,863,494 electrified vehicles, an increase of 209 percent. The tally was made up of 1,857,379 passenger vehicles, among which 911,140 were EVs and the rest were plug-in hybrids.