Retail sales of passenger electric vehicles in China recovered quickly in May rising 91% year-on-year to 360,000 units, according to figures published by the China Passenger Car Association on Thursday. That was also up 26.9% from the level reported last month when strict coronavirus-related control measures hit major automakers’ operations in Shanghai. Tesla sold 32,165 vehicles in May, marking a big jump from only 1,512 vehicles a month earlier but still 51% lower than its pre-pandemic level in March. BYD sold far more vehicles than its rivals with 114,183 units, followed by SAIC-GM-Wuling with 37,313, then Tesla, and then Chery with 21,772 vehicles. Despite the strong EV performance, China’s total passenger vehicle sales (including gasoline cars) fell 16.9% year-on-year to 1.35 million units last month. [CPCA release, in Chinese]