BYD Achieves Record Sales in 2024, Defying Global EV Market Slowdown

BYD, a leading car company in the electric vehicle (EV) market, has recently achieved record-breaking sales in 2024, showcasing its resilience amidst speculations of a global EV market slowdown. In May alone, BYD sold an impressive 331,817 new energy vehicles (NEVs), marking a 6% increase from the previous month and representing a substantial 38.2% year-on-year growth. This surge in sales positions BYD on track to meet its ambitious goal of selling 4 million units by the end of the year, with a cumulative sale of 1.27 million cars in China and international markets in the first five months of 2024.


Driven by its robust performance in the domestic market, BYD’s export numbers, particularly to Australia, displayed a slight decrease in May but did not deter the brand’s upward trajectory in global expansion. The brand’s popularity in international markets continues to rise, evident through its new models such as the electric hot hatch Seal X and the upcoming ute model set to launch with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, followed by an all-electric option in the future. Additionally, BYD introduced its next-generation EV platform, e-Platform 3.0 EVO, featuring enhanced motors and impressive charging speeds of up to 240 kW, positioning itself as a strong contender in the EV market.

Why does it matter?

With over 20,000 EVs delivered in Australia since August 2022, BYD has shown substantial growth in the region, with projections indicating that 30,000 BYD electric vehicles could hit Australian roads by the end of 2024. The brand’s commitment to sustainability and innovation, as exemplified by its new models and advanced EV platform, underscores its dedication to providing cutting-edge solutions in the evolving EV landscape.

How is it going to shape the future?

BYD’s record sales in 2024 not only signify its strength in the global EV market but also set a precedent for continued growth and innovation in the industry. As BYD expands its product offerings and solidifies its presence in key markets like Australia, it is poised to make a significant impact on the future of automotive sustainability. With the imminent launch of its exciting new models and technological advancements, BYD is well-positioned to lead the charge towards a greener, more electrified future in the automotive sector.