In terms of original equipment manufacturers, the local manufacturers seemed to have dominated the BEV market in China. The leading market player is BYD, which sold over 14,000 units in November 2018, followed closely by Baic Bjev at almost 12,000 units. BYD also had a second highest brand recognition for electric cars right after the American counterpart Tesla, both with around half of the Chinese respondents stated that they were aware of such brands.
However, the infrastructure still need to catch up with the trend of BEV for electric vehicles to truly become popular in the country. Direct current (DC) is the most common type of public or fleet EV charging stations in China as of June 2019, with over 0.17 million across the country, followed by Alternative current (AC) at around 0.02 million. Some leading regions in China with most EV charging stations are more affluent cities and provinces such as Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Guangdong.