CnEVPost Newsletter: NIO plants resume production; BYD sales reach new high
NIO's Hefei plants have resumed production, report says - CnEVPost — cnevpost.com NIO's production sites in Hefei has resumed production, local media said, citing unnamed channel sources.
Wait times for NIO vehicles further shortened - CnEVPost Wait times for all of NIO's "866" models have been reduced to 2-3 weeks, for the ES7 to 7-9 weeks and for the ET7 to 4-6 weeks.
BYD sells record 217,816 NEVs in Oct, up 8% from Sept - CnEVPost BYD sold 103,157 all-electric passenger cars and 114,361 plug-in hybrids in October.
BYD Oct sales breakdown: Song 56,843 units, Qin 34,670 units - CnEVPost The BYD Han family sold 31,614 units in October, the Tang family 17,161 units and the BYD Seal 11,267 units.
Tesla sells 71,704 China-made vehicles in Oct, CPCA data show - CnEVPost That's up 31.83 percent from 54,391 units a year ago, but down 13.75 percent from 83,135 units in September.
Tesla has reportedly closed its first store in China, which opened in 2013 - CnEVPost The closure of its first store in China could be somewhat symbolic for Tesla's sales and channel expansion model here, a local media report said.
China's passenger NEV wholesale sales at 680,000 units in Oct, CPCA estimates show - CnEVPost Sales in China's new energy passenger car market were muted in October, with leading manufacturers struggling to maintain growth, the CPCA said.
Hesai unveils solid-state LiDAR FT120 for filling blind spots, deliveries to begin in 2023 - CnEVPost The LiDAR, which will be used primarily on the sides of the body, has already received more than 1 million unit orders from car companies, according to Hesai.
IM Motors L7 performance variant launched with starting price of $65,500 - CnEVPost The model comes with an extensive sports package and an enhanced motor cooling system that raises the power to 445 kW.
Chinese battery maker CALB to build production base in Portugal - CnEVPost CALB's plant in Portugal will be located near a local port and the company aims to make the project a world-leading zero-carbon plant.