US electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla sold 59,845 China-made vehicles in January, a month-on-month decrease of 15%, the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) said on Monday. CPCA said retail sales of passenger EVs in China totaled 347,000 units for January, down 27% from a month earlier. The industry group attributed this decline, in part, to the earlier Lunar New Year holiday, which meant a loss of three to five working days for local automakers. BYD’s EV sales fell to 93,101 units in January from the previous month, while young EV makers Xpeng and Li Auto sold 12,922 and 12,268 vehicles, respectively. [CPCA release, in Chinese]