Staff members work on a BYD production line at the company’s factory in Xi’an, Shaanxi province. [Photo provided to Chinadaily.com]

SHENZHEN — China’s leading new-energy vehicle (NEV) manufacturer BYD reported surging sales in April, company data showed Saturday.

In a filing with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the Shenzhen-based company said its sales of NEVs, including purely electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, surged 97.5 percent year-on-year to 25,662 units in April.

In the January-April period, BYD sold 80,413 NEVs, up 128.5 percent year-on-year.