The 10k club has a new member as traditional carmaker Volkswagen announced its electric vehicle deliveries in China.
Volkswagen's ID. lineup of four models delivered 10,126 units in China in September, up 44 percent from 7,023 units in August, according to data released Saturday.
That makes VW the first traditional carmaker among joint venture brands in China to deliver more than 10,000 units in a single month, and it's expected to grow further with the launch of the lower-priced ID.3 model later this year.
VW's first all-electric vehicle in China is FAW-Volkswagen's ID.4 CROZZ, which went on pre-sale in January and began deliveries in late March.
The model is available in five versions, with a subsidized price range of CNY 199,900 (USD 31,000) - 279,900. It is available in 400km, 500km and 550km NEDC range versions.
In early July, FAW-Volkswagen began accepting reservations for the ID.6 CROZZ at a subsidized price of CNY 239,800 - 334,800. Deliveries of the model began on July 18.
The ID.6 CROZZ is an all-electric mid-size SUV, available in 6- and 7-seat models, with a range of up to 565 kilometers.
Sales of the Volkswagen ID. series continued to improve between June and August, with 3,415, 5,810 and 7,023 units, respectively, according to data previously announced by the company.
The SAC-Volkswagen ID.3 was officially unveiled at the Chengdu Auto Show, which opened at the end of last month, and is available for pre-order in China, where it will go on sale during the year.
The ID.3, the Golf's electric counterpart, is one of the top-selling electric cars in Europe. It is SAIC Volkswagen's third pure electric vehicle based on the MEB platform. The ID.3 overseas version offers three range versions, 330km, 420km and 550km respectively, under WLTP standard.
NIO, one of the EV 'new forces' in China, announced yesterday that it had delivered a record 10,628 vehicles in September, exceeding the 10k threshold for the first time.
That delivery volume for NIO was up about 126 percent from a year ago and about 81 percent from August.
The company delivered 1,978 ES8s, 5,260 ES6s, and 3,390 EC6s in September. ES8 deliveries were the highest since last December, and ES6 and EC6 deliveries were all-time highs.
XPeng Motors delivered 10,412 units in September, the first time in history that the 10,000-unit threshold was exceeded.
This is the fifth consecutive month of record monthly deliveries for XPeng, up 199 percent from a year ago and 44 percent from August.