Back on September 1, 5 major Chinese EV manufacturers, including NIO, Lixiang, and Xpeng Motors, announced their new car delivery volumes for August 2021. The data reveals that the Lixiang with only one model has been ranked first in the delivery volume. This is the second month in a row that the brands top the EV manufacturers list. The brand has been relying on its single model, which is the Lixiang One. It made a delivery of 9433 vehicles. Lixiang became the only EV manufacture that delivered more than 8,000 vehicles in August. And also, it became the first EV manufacture to record sales of more than 9,000 vehicles per month.
Xpeng Motors secured the second position. They delivered a total of 7,214 vehicles in August 2021. The brand records a decrease in delivery compared to the previous month. Xpeng Motors said that the decline in deliveries was mainly because of the chip shortages. Further, the epidemics in some areas and Xpeng’s production line switch from G3 to G3i were also reasons for the decline. However, with all these issues, Xpeng P7 still was able to sell 6,165 vehicles.
Interestingly the Hozon Auto surpassed the NIO by delivering 6613 units. Further, they have successfully ranked among the top three new car manufacturers. This is for the second time the company has been entering the leading three manufactures in 2021.
In August, NIO’s delivery volume fell around 25% on a month-on-month record. NIO was able to sell only 5880 vehicles. NIO said that the decline in delivery was mainly due to the severe restrictions on the supply of individual parts. These were mainly due to the impact of the epidemic in Malaysia, Nanjing, and other places. According to the relevant person in charge of NIO motors, the effect on its delivery volume is about 2,000 to 3,000 vehicles.
The following is the delivery status of the significant new car manufacturers for August 2021
Lixiang Motors expects to sell 10,000 units in September 2021.
As said above, the data for August 2021 shows that Lixiang auto-delivered 9433 units of Lixiang One. The brand recorded a year-on-year increase of 248% and a month-on-month increase of 9.8%. Till today, the Lixiang One has delivered a total of 81,773 units. And in the first eight months of 2021, the total delivery volume of ideal cars reaches 48,200 units.
As of August 31, Lixiango Auto has 114 retail centers across the country. The brand covers 69 cities and has 194 after-sales maintenance centers. Further, it also has several authorized spray paint centers which cover 143 cities.
According to an insider of Lixiang Auto, the company previously promised to deliver more than 10,000 vehicles. By September 2021, the brand will surely achieve this target. The delivery volume in August did not reach the goal of 10,000 cars. The reason for the non-achievement was mainly due to an insufficient supply of parts.
Xpeng Motors said that it would compete in the market once the P5 goes on sale!
In August 2021, Xpeng Motors delivered a total number of 7,214 vehicles. The brand has been exceeding the 7,000 marks for the second consecutive month. Among them, the Xpeng P7 delivered 6,165 units alone in the month of August. With this, the P7 set a record high for the fourth consecutive month. In the first eight months of 2021, Xpeng Motors delivered a total of 46,000 vehicles. The brand recorded a year-on-year increase of 334%. Earlier, Xpeng Motors Chairman and CEO set a significant target in the performance meeting of Xpeng 2021’s second quarter. He said that the company’s delivery volume in the fourth quarter of 2021 would exceed a monthly peak of 15,000 vehicles.
At the end of June 2021, Xpeng Motors currently has more than 200 sales stores, and 231 branded overcharging stations. Xpeng Automobile predicts that by the end of 2021, the company will have more than 350 sales stores and 500 branded overcharge stations.
Xpeng Motors said that in August 2021, the company had completed the production switch from G3 to G3i. Starting from September, the revised model G3i is all set to enter the stage of mass delivery. Xpeng P5 will be officially listed on September 15. And the announcement of the pricing and the delivery will be starting from October 2021.
With the completion of G3i’s capacity to ramp up the production. And with the starting of the delivery of Xpeng P5, Xpeng Motors is still expected to challenge the Lixiang car’s delivery champion status in the future. Let’s wait and see for more changes.
Hozon Auto ranks among the top three for the second time!
It is worth noting that in August 2021, the Hozon Auto has surpassed NIO Motors by delivering 6613 units. The brand has successfully entered the first echelon of the new car-making brands.
In addition to this, Hozon Auto has recorded a year-on-year growth rate of 449% in 2021 in terms of delivery. The brand has exceeded the growth rate of Lixiang Auto and Xpeng Motors in the first echelon. Till now, Hozon Auto has delivered more than 60,000 vehicles. In the first eight months of 2021, Hozon Auto delivered 33,700 cars. It records a year-on-year increase of 367%.
As said above, this is the second month that Hozon Auto has become the top three new car manufacturing forces. In May 2021, due to the decline in sales, which was primarily due to the switchover of the latest and old models of Lixiang Auto. The Hozon Auto achieved a slight advantage to enter the top three new car manufacturers for the first time in 2021.
Back in December 2019, Hozo Auto’s 10,000th production car rolled off from the assembly line. And the time which was required from 0 to reach 10,000 was a little above than a year. Starting from 2020 to May 2021, the output of Hozo Auto crossed the 40,000-unit mark. As of August 21, 2021, is just three months later; the Hozon Auto will start rolling out its 60,000th production car from the assembly line. Back in April 2021, Hozon has consistently ranked among the top four new car manufacturers. That is, they have secured the position in sales for the fifth consecutive month.
In the case of NIO, the suppliers have influenced the delivery of more than 2,000 vehicles!
At the same time, the August 2021 delivery report of NIO Motor is not so ideal. In August 2021, they (NIO Motors) delivered a total number of 5880 vehicles. The band records a year-on-year increase of 48.3% for the month of August. And as of August 31, 2021, the cumulative delivery volume of NIO’s ES8, ES6, and EC6 reached the mark of 131,400.
NIO Motors said that the COVID-19 pandemic in some regions of China and Malaysia had caused them to restrict the supply chain. It has mainly affected the company’s automobile production. To be more specific, the output of ES6 and EC6 was substantially disrupted. Because of the continued uncertainty and volatility of semiconductor supply, NIO has adjusted its vehicle production. And is expected to deliver approximately 22,500 to 23,500 vehicles in the third quarter of 2021. It is less when compared to the previous number of 23,000 to 25,000.
Lixiang Auto surpassed NIO!
Earlier, among the new manufacturers of domestically produced cars, NIO Motors has always been the “big brother” among them. But starting from July 2021, Lixiang Auto started to catch up with the brand. The relevant data shows that alone in July 2021, the Lixiang delivered 8,589 units of Lixiang ONE. It recorded a year-on-year increase of 251.3% and an increase of 11.4% on a month-on-month basis. In the first seven months of 2021, the total delivery volume of Lixiang Auto reached 38,700 marks. As said above, from the delivery data of Lixiang Auto in August 2021, we can understand that the delivery of Lixiang Automobile has reached 9,433. And the same is not so far from the monthly delivery volume to exceed the 10,000 unit mark.
LeapMotor sets a new record by selling 7607 units in August 2021!
While the total number of orders for the LeapMotor in August reached the 7,607-unit mark. The brand records a 16% increase when compared to the previous month. That is, in the first eight months of 2021, the brand sold 35,662 units. They have delivered a total of 4,488 cars in August, recording a year-on-year increase of 720%. And the cumulative number of new cars deliveries reached the 30,636-unit mark. Among them, the number of orders for the LeapMotor T03 reached 7,228 units alone in August. When compared to the previous month, it records an increase of 18%. And in August 2021, the number of new vehicles delivered by the Leap Motor of the T03 reached the 4,409-unit mark.
At present, the LeapMotor T03 product is available in five different models. These are the light version, the comfort version, the luxury version, the micro sugar version, and the luxury Pro version. The price range of the vehicle starts from 59,800 yuan, and all the way goes to 77,800 yuan. The Leap Motor T03 has been achieving a daily order of more than 200 vehicles within the past 11 days. And the brand has been conducting continuous growth in the total number of orders from the past six consecutive months.
Back in August 2021, LeapMotor completed a new round of financing. The brand has been financed with an amount of 4.5 billion yuan. And the same was funded by CICC Capital along with Hangzhou State-owned Blockbuster Investment, CITIC Construction Investment, and CITIC Dicastal joining hands to buy shares. Further, LeapMotor CEO also said that the funds raised would be used to accelerate product development, channel layout, and brand promotion. Also, it is worth noting that this round of financing and the B round of funding of which was completed in the last January of 2021. And the 2021 financing of Leap Motor has exceeded a total of 8.8 billion yuan. Stay tuned with us for more updates regarding these.