Canada Plug-In Electric Car Sales February 2016

2019 Chevy Volt



2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt

Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

It’s time once again to take a look at plug-in electric vehicle sales in Canada.

Less and less automakers report plug-in electric car sales in Canada now, so the list of vehicles below has dwindled down significantly to just a few of the major models.  No matter, a very few models still make up the bulk of the plug-in sales.

The Chevrolet Volt, after selling 94 units in January 2016, upped its game a bit to 102 units in February.

Meanwhile, sales of the Nissan LEAF were just 72 units in January 2016 and even lower at 51 in February.

The Model S was #1 for 8 out of 12 months in 2015 in Canada and it ended the year with 224 units sold In December (#1 for the month) and 2,010 YTD (#1 for the year), but January saw sales fall to only 47 units as Tesla concentrated on overseas production allocation back home in Fremont during the month. February’s results for the Model S are not yet known at this time.

The remaining sales figures include 40 BMW i cars (i3 and i8 combined) sold in February 2016.

Cadillac sold only 3 ELRs last month in Canada, while Mitsubishi sold 8 i-MiEVs.

Unfortunately, those are the only known figures for plug-in electric car sales in February at this time. Additional registration data will fill in some of the blanks at a later date.

*Some sales data via Good Car Bad Car and Green Car Reports

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“Mitsubishi sold 8 i-MiEVs.” That is only 3 more than the whole of the USA sales for this car, but that is 60% more, or 160% of US sales!

In February most of pre-owned Teslas just disappeared. For example Toronto used to have 12-14 pre-owned cars. Right now it’s only 2. The same for Montreal and Vancouver. I talked to a sale guy during my last supercharger visits and he told me that they had a huge wave of sales recently.

Everyone is waiting with bated breath on the model 3 with their $1,000 USD in hand up here in the great white north.

You know, that makes me wonder about March sales. A lot of people thinking about buying an EV right now might be waiting to have a look at Model-III before deciding on their purchase. I guess we’ll find out in a few more weeks.

That’s the story morning glory, that’s the word mockingbird.

Reasons are simple:
– Tesla 3 is coming
– Ontario incentives were modified and there are more questions than answers
– Dealers are ignoring the EVs. It is hard to get the test drive, you cannot buy it in the colour you want or model you want.
– Dealers know nothing about EVs, still they are trying to sell them for 2,000-3,000 CAD more than the MSRP is. Claiming to add “service” (etching, free regular service…) into the value.

If I wouldn’t have to deal with dealers, and I could order it straight from internet… wait that’s Tesla. So back to first reason…