Nissan LEAFs Lined Up to be Sold
Sales of plug-in vehicles in Canada may appear to be rather dismal, but there's some evidence (only rising Volt sales really) that suggests interest in plug-ins is on the rise among our neighbors to the north.
If we exclude the Nissan LEAF, which was basically without inventory in June, then most of the other plug-ins (excluding the Volt) in Canada sold at levels that are consistent with previous months.
Sales of the Chevy Volt clocked in at 153 units in June, compared to 118 in June 2012. The YTD total for Volt sales in 2013 now stands at 471 units.
UPDATE: Mitusbishi only sold 11 of the tiny i-MiEV all electric cars, despite actually inventorying 2013 models. (Maybe they should have reconsidered bumping the price by $1,000 though)
Sales for the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid have always been low in Canada and June was no exception to that rule. Prius Plug-In sales were only 18 units in June. That amount brings the YTD total to 148.
Finally, we come to the Nissan LEAF. The 2013 LEAF lands in Canada sometime in July at a much lower price point, so we expect to report a significant uptick in sales next time, but June's figures are low. All the LEAFs sold in Canada in June were Model Year 2012 and only 13 were sold.
We suspect potential LEAF buyers are all waiting on the 2013's arrival. If we're right, then next month could be a big one in Canada, at least that's what we're hoping for.