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Published: 18:14, January 16, 2022
Car sales for Chinese brands surge in 2021
By Xinhua
Published:18:14, January 16, 2022 By Xinhua

This photo taken on Dec 4, 2020 shows new energy vehicles (NEVs) during a promotional activity for NEVs in rural areas held in Kunming, Yunnan province. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING - Sales of passenger vehicles from Chinese brands surged 23.1 percent year on year in 2021, data from an industry association shows.

More than 9.54 million passenger cars from Chinese brands were sold last year, nearing a record-high market share, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.

More than 9.54 million passenger cars from Chinese brands were sold last year, nearing a record-high market share, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers

The association attributed the surge to factors including the development of the new energy vehicle sector and improved export market.

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The annual export of Chinese automobiles exceeded 2 million units for the first time in 2021, double the annual figure for recent years, according to the association.

Last year, sales of passenger vehicles in China went up 6.5 percent year on year to 21.48 million units, including 3.52 million new energy vehicles (NEVs). Sales of NEVs surged approximately 160 percent year on year. 

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