Imported electronic vehicles accounted for 9.1% of the total number recalled, involving Tesla and Jaguar Land Rover. Handout.

China recalled 135,700 units of electronic vehicles in 2018, compared with 9,445 units in 2017, official data shows.

According to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers in January, electronic vehicle sales jumped by 61.7% year on year in 2018, while the Ministry of Public Security disclosed Chinese own 2.61 million units of electronic vehicles at the end of 2018, up 70% from a year ago.

The number of recalled electronic vehicles accounted for 1% of total recalled vehicles in 2018, the Beijing News reported.

Among the recalled electronic vehicles, four local producers, including BAIC Motor Electric Vehicle and Zotye Auto, accounted for 82%.

Imported electronic vehicles accounted for 9.1%, involving Tesla and Jaguar Land Rover. Tesla has recalled 8,905 units of Model S cars and Jaguar Land Rover recalled over 3,300 units of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. 

Most of the recalled are pure electric vehicles, while hybrid electric vehicles only account for 4%, the report said.

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