Tesla's China car registrations fall 35per cent month-on-month in February

Tesla's China car registrations fall 35per cent month-on-month in February

U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc's China car registrations fell 35per cent in February, month on month, data from auto consultancy LMC Automotive showed.

Tesla charging station is pictured during the media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai
FILE PHOTO: A Tesla charging station is pictured during the media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai, China April 16, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song

BEIJING: U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc's China car registrations fell 35per cent in February, month on month, data from auto consultancy LMC Automotive showed.

Overall auto sales in China plunged 79.1per cent in February, marking their biggest ever monthly decline, as a coronavirus pandemic hit demand, industry data showed.

However, data from China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) showed Tesla sold around 3,900 vehicles in February, up from 2,620 vehicles in January. CPCA uses a different counting method.

(Reporting by Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

Source: Reuters

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