BUSINESS China's NEV storage battery sector sees output plunge in May


China's NEV storage battery sector sees output plunge in May


16:51, June 15, 2020

Workers carry an electric car battery at the production line of an e-carmaker in Zhejiang province. [Photo provided to China Daily]

BEIJING - China's output of storage batteries to power new energy vehicles (NEV) plunged by 47.7 percent year-on-year in May, industry data showed.

The output stood at 5.2 gigawatt-hours last month, and the sector's total output in the first five months of the year plummeted 50.9 percent to 18.2 gigawatt-hours, according to the China Automotive Battery Innovation Alliance.

In May, the installed capacity of the batteries came in at 3.5 gigawatt-hours, dropping 2.3 percent month-on-month and declined 38.3 percent from the same period last year, showed the data.

A total of 42 storage battery companies in the NEV market reported their batteries installed last month, one company more than April.

Sales of NEVs came in at 289,000 in the first five months, down 38.7 percent year-on-year, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue