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China auto sales rise 7.9 per cent in May as electrics surge

AP  |  Beijing 

China's auto sales rose 7.9 per cent in May from a year earlier as purchases of electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles more than doubled to 102,000.

An industry group, the Association of Automobile Manufacturers, said today that sales of SUVs, and mini vans rose to 1.9 million. Total vehicle sales, including trucks and buses, rose 9.6 per cent to 2.3 million.

The group said sales from January through May rose 5.1 per cent to 9.9 million, rebounding from 2017's annual growth of just 1.4 per cent.

Sales of electric and gasoline-electric hybrids rose 126 per cent. has spent heavily to transform into the world's biggest and is preparing to enforce sales quotas to press global auto makers to speed up development.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 14:10 IST