Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Canada March 2017

5 months ago by Eric Loveday 6

Volt & Bolt

Once a quarter, Canada’s plug-in electric vehicle sales chart has enough info that we feel it’s worth sharing.

You see, many automakers don’t break out plug-in sales in Canada, so less than a handful of models get their monthly sales totals published in a timely fashion, with a few additional models getting filled in quarterly or one month behind, then the rest once a year or so.

The Chevrolet Volt

With that in mind, here’s a rundown of March sales results in Canada, followed by Q1 totals and Tesla results (one month behind) for the models with sales figures available right now.

March 2017

  • Chevrolet Volt – 377
  • Chevrolet Bolt – 241
  • Nissan LEAF – 144
  • BMW i3 & i8 – 48 combined (not broken down by individual model)
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV – 10

Q1 2017 Totals

  • Chevrolet Volt – 899
  • Chevrolet Bolt – 333
  • Nissan LEAF – 322
  • BMW i3 & i8 – 91 combined
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV – 19

Clearly the Chevrolet Volt is the runaway leader in Canada, but it may face some pressure from the all-new Bolt EV, as Canadians are gobbling up all the available inventory as it becomes available.

Tesla Model S

January & February 2017 For Teslas

  • Tesla Model S – 100 January / 128 February
  • Tesla Model X – 114 January / 72 February

A few other low-volume models are reported a month behind schedule too, like the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e at 3 & 3 sold in both January and February.

One can find some further estimated results by Matthew Kippenstein at Green Car Reports if interested.

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6 responses to "Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Canada March 2017"

  1. More iMiEV’s sold in little old Canada, than in the States, eh!

    1. Paul Smith says:

      That’s true, y’all. Considering the U.S. dollar has a 35% premium over the Canadian $ you’ll find that the Model 3 will sell at a higher rate than in the U.S. against the Model s or X as well. In general Canada isn’t as big on big vehicles as the U.S.

  2. Canadians are much wiser than the Californians. Buying up the car of the year in droves.
    Californians will have lemons instead.

    1. SJC says:

      Troll much?

  3. Bob Nan says:

    Japan scorecard for 2017-02 is in and its 5,723 lead by Prius Prime at 3,230.

    And this pushes PP to #2 in YTD sales Worldwide with the total being 53,066 Worldwide for 2017-02.

    http://ev-sales.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2017-04-09T18:15:00Z&max-results=7

  4. asik says:

    If this could include electric vans, buses and others, we could compare it to the ~115000 vehicles/month StatsCan stat. Seems unlikely to be much more than 1% though. There’s much work to do…

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