A woman walks past a BYD sign at the second media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai, April 17, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

BEIJING — China’s leading new energy vehicle manufacturer BYD reported a sharp drop in its NEV sales in 2020.

BYD sold a total of 189,689 NEVs last year, down 17.35 percent from the same period in 2019, the company said in a filing with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

In December last year, it sold 28,841 NEVs, up 120.18 percent compared with a year ago.

Despite the sales slump in the NEV sector, BYD reported a sales rebound for gasoline-powered vehicles. Last year, the carmaker sold 237,283 gasoline-powered vehicles, up 2.32 percent year-on-year.