Canada Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales August 2013; Chevy Volt Still #1
The Chevy Volt remains the plug-in vehicle to beat in Canada as it sold 84 units in August, bringing the YTD total to 597.
Now, before you get to thinking that 84 is too low to put the Volt on top of the podium, consider that sales of the Nissan LEAF, the typical #2 holder in Canada, checked in at only 56 units.
Even at 56, LEAF sales were up by 180% compared to August 2012, so there are signs of growth north of the border.
Tesla Model S sales in Canada are not yet known for the month of August, but we’d guess them to be roughly on par with the Volt/LEAF.
The rest of the pack of plug-ins sells in incredibly low volume in Canada. Here’s that August sales breakdown:
- Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid: 21
- Mitsubishi i-MiEV: 20
YTD totals for the four reporting plug-ins sold in Canada look like this:
- Chevy Volt: 597
- Nissan LEAF: 346
- Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid: 183
- Mitsubishi i-MiEV: 128