O Canada, why don't your residents buy plug-in vehicles?

2013 Nissan LEAF

2013 Nissan LEAF

Okay, that came off way less rhytmic than expected, but it's hard to ignore the fact that Canadians, in general, seem to show no love for plug-in vehicles.

Says who?  The automakers do by posting Canadian sales figures for plug-in vehicles.

February's top-selling plug-in vehicle in Canada was the Chevy Volt.  The Nissan LEAF landed in second place, the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid in third and the Mitsubishi i-MiEV rounded out the top four.

But the number of units sold in February 2013 are dismal all around.

  • Chevy Volt: 51
  • Nissan LEAF: 37
  • Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid: 25
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV: 5
We do need to mention there is one all-electric vehicle not mentioned on this list, the Tesla Model S.  As in the United States, Tesla does not report monthly sales figures, but we can tell you that at least 12 were sold furing the month via registration disclosures.

Need we continue?  Okay, last factoid: In February, combined sales of plug-in vehicles were only 130ish units.

We're now so depressed that we lack the urge to add even one more word.

via Nissan Canada, General Motors Canada, Mitsubishi Motors Canada and Toyota Canada


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