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HOZON Auto surpasses XPeng to top Chinese NEV startups from January to August. deliveries

HOZON Auto surpasses XPeng to top Chinese NEV startups from January to August.  deliveries

In August 2022, the top 5 Chinese new energy vehicle (NEV) startups experienced different moves in their monthly deliveries, with the ranking slightly changing from the previous month.

Compared to July, the top 2 startups – HOZON Auto and Leapmotor – remained unchanged, while NIO surpassed XPeng and Li Auto to take second place.

HOZON Auto surpasses XPeng to top Chinese NEV startups from January to August.  deliveries

In terms of total deliveries for the first eight months, HOZON Auto sold XPeng to become the champion, while Leapmotor surpassed Li Auto to the No. 3 spot.

HOZON Auto surpasses XPeng to top Chinese NEV startups from January to August.  deliveries

HOZON Auto saw its monthly shipments hit a new high of 16,017 units in August, representing a 142.2% year-over-year increase and a 14.1% month-over-month increase. In the first eight months of this year, the company recorded a monthly delivery volume of more than 10,000 units for six months.

HOZON Auto surpasses XPeng to top Chinese NEV startups from January to August.  deliveries

In the top 5 Chinese startups, Leapmotor was the fastest growing in terms of August deliveries and year-to-date (YTD) compared to the same period last year. The company is showing a similar growth trajectory to that of HOZON Auto this year. It also experienced a month-on-month decline in February and April, then maintained a steady upward momentum from August.

HOZON Auto surpasses XPeng to top Chinese NEV startups from January to August.  deliveries

The growth trend for NIO was not completely stable. The high-profile EV startup achieved its highest-ever monthly deliveries in June 2022, and then volume declined 22.4% from the previous month in July. Last month, NIO saw its deliveries rise slightly to 10,677 units.

NIO was still the lowest in the top 5 startups in terms of year-to-date deliveries.

HOZON Auto surpasses XPeng to top Chinese NEV startups from January to August.  deliveries

In August, XPeng’s monthly shipments didn’t surpass 10,000 units, but they still reflected year-over-year growth. The company’s August shipments included 5,745 P7 sports sedans, 2,678 P5 family sedans and 1,155 G3i and G3 compact SUVs.

HOZON Auto surpasses XPeng to top Chinese NEV startups from January to August.  deliveries

In the top 5 startups, Li Auto was the only one whose deliveries in August showed downward movement both year-over-year and month-over-month.

The above 5 startups have all had new product updates in recent months. So it’s still hard to predict which one will get the best performing credit for the whole of 2022.

HOZON Auto surpasses XPeng to top Chinese NEV startups from January to August.  deliveries

NETA S; photo credit: NETA

HOZON Auto released its all-new flagship model, the NETA S, on the last day of July. The model will be delivered in the fourth quarter of this year.

Leapmotor added two new variants to its C11 SUV range last month, the 2022 executive 610 version and the 2022 smart travel 510 version. The two new trim levels are both aimed at the business-to-business market.

HOZON Auto surpasses XPeng to top Chinese NEV startups from January to August.  deliveries

NIO ES7; photo credit: NIO

Last August, NIO began shipping the ES7, and the 2022 ES8, ES6, and EC6. The company’s August deliveries include 398 ES7s.

In addition, NIO is locking the pre-order of the ET5 on September 9 and plans to start delivery of the model on September 30.

HOZON Auto surpasses XPeng to top Chinese NEV startups from January to August.  deliveries

XPeng G9; photo credit: XPeng

In August, XPeng began accepting reservations for its G9 SUV, which is expected to be delivered in October.

Li Auto officially began user delivery of the Li L9, the second production model, on August 30. The automaker announced that it will launch the Li L8 in early November, with deliveries set to begin in the same month.