The China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) said on Tuesday that it now expects sales of electric vehicles (EVs) to reach 6 million units in the country this year, driven by strong demand, up from the 5.5 million units it previously estimated. Sales of passenger EVs in the world’s biggest car market surged 123.7% in a year to around 564,000 vehicles in July, while overall car sales increased 40.8% from the previous year to 2.13 million vehicles, according to figures published by the industry group. CPCA’s report said that Tesla shipped 28,217 China-made vehicles last month, of which 19,756 units were exported. [CPCA, in Chinese]