Top 10 Best Electric Cars in China
China is the world’s leading player in Electric Vehicle market. Several exceptional electric cars have entered the Chinese market due to their unwavering commitment to manufacturing and research.
With a market share of 8% for Tesla and 38% for BYD, these two companies have largely dominated the Chinese market of electric vehicles. Due to the impressive selection and build quality of their vehicles, these two brands are the most popular among the general public, but other brands also have a huge market presence as well.
Here is the list of the top 10 best electric cars available in China, along with information on each one’s characteristics and specifications, which can help you decide which vehicle best suits your needs. Each of the electric cars mentioned here is good in its own aspect.
1. BYD Qin Plus
In 2021, In addition to its BYD qin series, BYD also released the BYD qin plus collection. One factor contributing to its respectable performance in Chinese customers’ priority lists is its price point and range.
Pricing – Depending on what model you select and the location of your purchase, the BYD qin plus might cost ranging between $18,900 and $25,700.
Nevertheless, the quoted costs for all three variants are:
- BYD qin plus 420 km – $18,900
- BYD qin plus 510 km – $20,300
- BYD qin plus 610 km – $25,700
There are three distinct variants of it, the two variants which have 8.32 kWh and 18.32 kWh battery packs are PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) editions whereas the other one is a pure EV.
Each variant comes with a different range and acceleration. These variants' prices, ranges, and other details are listed below.
|Range||420 km||510 km||610 km|
|Battery Pack||8.32 kWh||18.32 kWh||48 kWh|
|Max torque||180 Nm||180 Nm||250 Nm|
|Maximum power||100 kW||100 kW||150 kW|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||5.5 seconds||5.5 seconds||3.8 seconds|
2. Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 is among the most popular electric automobiles in the Chinese market. A large number of people were drawn to this compact, luxurious electric car because of its impressive range and the modern technologies it has used.
the Tesla Model 3 is available in three electric powertrain configurations:
- Tesla Model 3: Standard Plus
- Tesla Model 3: Long Range
- Tesla Model 3: Performance
In terms of range, top speed, and charging time, all three powertrains’ configurations differ.
Pricing – The Tesla Model 3 has a starting price of $53,200, but its total cost will vary depending on choices, modifications, and applicable taxes.
|Standard Plus||Long Range||Performance|
|Range||423 km/charge||568 km/charge||507 km/charge|
|Top speed||225 km/h||233 km/h||261 km/h|
|Charging Time||8 hours||11.5 hours||11.5 hours|
|Charger||7.2 kW||7.2 kW||7.2 kW|
3. Tesla Model Y
In March 2019, Tesla Inc. unveiled the Tesla Model Y, an electric 4-wheel compressor car. The reason it is one of the favorite electric cars of people in the Chinese market is its Build quality and no. of safety features it provides.
Tesla Inc. currently offers three variants of the Tesla Model Y to offer customers alternatives based on their convenience and needs. The names of those three variants are:
- Tesla Model Y: Performance
- Tesla Model Y: Long-range AWD
- Tesla Model Y: All-wheel Drive
Pricing – The prices of all three variants of Tesla Model Y are-
- Tesla Model Y: Performance – $54,240
- Tesla Model Y: Long-range AWD – $50,240
- Tesla Model Y: All-wheel Drive – $47,240
|Specifications||Performance||Long range AWD||All-wheel Drive|
|Range (EPA est.)||303 miles||330 miles||279 miles|
|Top speed||155 mph||135 mph||135 mph|
|Seating capacity||5 persons||7 persons||5 persons|
4. BYD Atto 3
Chinese manufacturers BYD Auto unveiled the BYD Atto 3, a midsize electrified compact crossover SUV, in December 2022. The BYD Atto 3 gained popularity in the market due to its outstanding range and excellent build quality.
Pricing – The BYD Atto 3 costs roughly $48k, but you should get in touch with authorized BYD dealers to get the exact cost of this electric vehicle as there are a number of other expenses that have to be included in addition to the car’s base price.
|Top Speed||150 km|
|Battery type||BYD Blade battery (LFP)|
5. BYD Song Plus
The BYD Song series of compact Crossover Utility Vehicles were manufactured by BYD, and the BYD Song Plus, which was released in September 2020, is also a part of this series.
Within just two years of its introduction, this car has drawn extremely large numbers of people. In the Chinese market, it has emerged as a preferred and go-to electric vehicle for a certain group of people.
Pricing – The price of the BYD song plus is $27,500.
|Top speed||180 km/h|
|Charging speed (30-80%)||30 minutes|
6. BYD Dolphin
The Chinese automaker BYD Auto introduced the BYD Dolphin, a battery-electric hatchback, in 2021. Due to its design, it is among the most unique electric vehicles on the Chinese market.
Pricing – The BYD Dolphin costs approximately $19k, but if you’re interested in knowing the precise pricing of this electric car, speak with one of their official dealers, who are located all over the world.
|Top speed||160 km/h|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||7 seconds|
7. GAC Aion S
The GAC Group brand Aion manufactures the Aion S, a small electric vehicle. This is Aion’s flagship electric sedan and the Chinese market’s preference for it can be attributed to its attractive appearance.
Pricing – The approximate price of GAC Aion S is $32k.
|Top speed||156 km/h|
|Charging time||8 hours|
8. GAC Aion Y
The Aion Y is a compact electric crossover SUV that Guangzhou Automobile Corporation (GAC)’s Aion brand introduced in 2021. Within a few months of its release, this electric car proved to be a fantastic multipurpose electric vehicle in the Chinese market.
Three distinct battery configurations are available for this small electric crossover SUV. Below are all of its specifications, including its battery capacity.
Pricing – The price of GAC Aion is $17,200.
|Range||410 km||410 km||410 km|
|Battery||60 kWh||70 kWh||80 kWh|
|Max power||101 kW||137 kW||137 kW|
|Peak torque||350 Nm||350 Nm||350 Nm|
9. Nio et7
In 2022. Chinese EV manufacturer Nio has unveiled the ET7, the company’s first all-electric sedan. The company’s involvement with top-tier manufacturing, design, and research facilities in Shanghai and Beijing helped it win the trust of customers in the Chinese market.
One of the factors contributing to the Nio et7’s renown and buzz in the Chinese market is its impressive range. It comes in three different variations based on the vehicle’s battery packs.
Pricing – The Nio et7’s starting price is $69k, and the final price will depend on the variant you select.
|Battery pack||70 kWh||100 kWh||150 kWh|
|Range||500 km||700 km||1000 km|
|Torque||911 Nm||911 Nm||911 Nm|
|Acceleration (0-95 km/h)||3.9 seconds||3.9 seconds||3.9 seconds|
10. Wuling Hong Guang
In 2020, The Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV is a battery electric city car launched by SAIC-GM-Wuling. This electric vehicle is considered a mini-EV and can seat up to four persons despite having a very mini appearance.
It stands out from other electric cars on the market due to its distinctive appearance and reduced pricing compared to others, making it one of the most unique electric vehicles on the Chinese market.
Pricing – Wuling Hong Guang is estimated to cost $4.1k. We can all see how substantially cheaper this little electric car’s price is compared to other alternatives.
|Top speed||100 km/h|
|Peak power||30 kW|
These are the Top 10 Best Electric Cars in China Currently. As we have mentioned before that China is one of the most exciting markets for electric vehicles in the world, there are a plethora of electric cars with different varieties available there. It depends on you what kind of car you desire and what your needs are.
You can choose any of the SUVs described above if you need a car with long-range and for family purposes, but we advise you to get your electric car from either Tesla or BYD since they are the most trusted brands in the Chinese market.