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Zero cars sold in Shanghai in April as city went into Covid-19 lockdown

Zero cars sold in Shanghai in April as city went into Covid-19 lockdown

A new wave of Covid-19 infections slammed the brakes on new-car sales in Shanghai in April, as figures from the Shanghai Automobile Sales Trade Association showed that zero new cars were sold during the month, Chinese media reported Tuesday. Shanghai accounted for China’s biggest demand for electric vehicles last year, with sales of 254,000 units, around 7% of all EV sales in the country in 2021, according to the industry group. Automakers such as Tesla and Volkswagen suspended production at their local factories, with showrooms and dealer stores closing their doors temporarily due to an ongoing citywide lockdown that began last month. [Caixin, in Chinese]


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