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April, despite the continuing downward trend of the automotive market, Securities Daily reported on Wednesday.
From January to April, the country’s NEVs market experienced strong gro
wth of sales and production, recording a year-on-year increase of 59.8 percent and 58.5 p
ercent, respectively, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
China sold 97,000 NEVs last month, an increase of 18.1 percent year-on
-year, while the output reached 102,000, up 25 percent compared with a year earlier.
Pure electric vehicles saw a rise in both sales and output by 9.6 percent and 28.2 percent, respectively, to 71,000 units and 82,000 u
nits in April. Besides, about 26,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles were sold during the same period, surging by 50.9 p
ercent from a year earlier, and the output increased 13.6 percent to 20,000 units.
f the year until July or August, when the market may see a recovery, Xu Haidong, assistant to
the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers’ secretary-general, told the newspaper.
The reason for the slowdown in China’s automotive market lies in the lack of consumer confidence, according to CA
AM. In addition, the upcoming stricter Nation VI emission standards, market expectation for the country’s stimulating spe
nding policy and a strong wait-and-see mood, are all contributing to the bleak picture, the association said.
With the actual policy effects from tax cuts and fees reduction
s, a promising consumer market boosted by infrastructure investment, the country’s a
utomobile market will have a stable development throughout the year, said the association.