Chinese EV makers see march deliveries surge

Chinese electrical carmakers Nio, Xpeng and Li Auto are dealing with several headwinds like higher raw substance expenses and a resurgence of Covid in China. Nevertheless, they all posted a surge in March shipping and delivery volumes.

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Chinese electrical car start-ups Nio, Xpeng and Li Vehicle sent much more automobiles in March than February even as they confronted a range of problems in the past handful of months.

Chinese electrical carmakers are grappling with a increase in Covid conditions in China, which threatens to disrupt output and deliveries, though uncooked material costs continue on to improve. That’s compelled several car companies in China, from Tesla to Xpeng and Li Auto, to hike the price ranges of their automobiles.

The share price ranges of all a few corporations, Nio, Xpeng and Li Vehicle, had been sharply better in U.S. pre-market place trade.


Of the a few, Xpeng delivered the most electrical cars and trucks in March. The Guangzhou-headquartered automaker claimed it shipped 15,414 vehicles in March, up 148% from February. For the 1st quarter, Xpeng delivered 34,561 cars, an improve of 159% yr on yr.

Xpeng’s P7 flagship sedan exceeded 9,000 deliveries, a every month document.

“The enterprise characteristics its robust Q1 shipping results to increasing brand consciousness and bigger need for its Clever EV products as well as accelerated shipping and delivery of its substantial get backlog from 2021 and new orders received in 2022 immediately after it finished know-how upgrades for its Zhaoqing plant in February,” an Xpeng spokesperson advised CNBC.

Zhaoqing in south China is a single of Xpeng’s key manufacturing facilities.

Li Vehicle


Nio stated it shipped 9,985 automobiles in March, up 62.8% from February. The enterprise has delivered 25,768 vehicles in the very first quarter of 2022, an increase of 28.5% 12 months more than year. That was a quarterly shipping and delivery report for the electrical car maker.

Nio is the only business out of the 3 that is however to elevate the price ranges of its cars.

Up coming month, Nio will debut its new SUV known as the ES7.