Car manufacturers in China shipped around 2.26 million vehicles in the first nine months of 2022, up 51.6% from a year earlier and exceeding last year’s total unit export of 2.12 million, according to the latest official customs data. Specifically, China exported around 656,000 electric passenger cars, an increase of 93% compared with the same period one year earlier. BYD saw the biggest year-on-year growth among its peers at 460%, with shipments of around 8,000 EVs, while state-owned SAIC remains the most prominent player, exporting 688,000 vehicles over the same period. [Caixin, in Chinese]