2016 BYD Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, made in China Hard numbers provide the latest evidence that shows China is by far the world’s largest market for plug-in cars—or new energy vehicles, as they are referred to locally. The latest round of sales figures show the Chinese bought almost exactly twice the number of plug-in vehicles as car buyers in the United States did. Despite the high figures, sales had slowed during the month of January due to the fewer subsidies from the Chinese government. DON’T MISS: Plug-in electric car sales for June: Volt passes Prius Prime, Bolt EV rises again In total, Chinese buyers purchased 181,200 battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles through June of this year. U.S. car buyers purchased 89,256 plug-in cars in comparison, according data from InsideEVs cited in the summary on ChargedEVs . The total number of plug-in cars sold in China was 42 percent […]