A technician installs batteries onto a new-energy vehicle at the production line of Kaiyi Auto in Sanjiang New Area of Yibin, southwest China's Sichuan Province, July 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Xi)
BEIJING, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- China's auto exports surged 55.5 percent year on year to top 2.11 million units in the first nine months of the year, industry data shows.
Over 1.69 million passenger cars were exported during the period, up 60.1 percent from the same period last year, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.
The country's commercial vehicle exports rose 39.2 percent year on year to 422,000 units in the same period, the association said.
New-energy vehicles have become a bright spot in China's auto exports, with 389,000 units exported in the January-September period, skyrocketing more than 100 percent over the year prior.
In September alone, China's auto exports soared 73.9 percent year on year to 301,000 units, the data shows. ■