Canada's plug-in sales king can't be knocked off its pedestal.
The Chevy Volt remains the #1 selling plug-in vehicle in Canada with sales shooting up to 133 units in November. 133 might sound low, but only 62 were sold in October and the Volt was #1 then too. In terms of YTD figures, the Volt sits at 851 units, which is off pace compared to the 1,225 sold in Canada in 2012.
The runner-up in November was most likely the Tesla Model S. Though we don't have an exact figure for Model S sales in Canada last month, we do know that Tesla has sold ~60 units per month from April through September. We fully expect that trend to have continued into both October and November, so we're putting the Model S in the #2 spot. YTD figures for the Model S in Canada (excluding the unknown amounts for October and November) is 504 units.
In 3rd place for November sales was the Nissan LEAF with 30 units sold. YTD figures for the LEAF are 442, which is a substantial improvement over the 240 LEAFs sold in all of 2012.
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid sales were just 10 units in November. YTD is now at 207, compared to 63 sold in all of 2012.
We're still waiting on Mitsubishi i-MiEV sales figures, but like the plug-in Prius, sales of the Mitsu are consistently low. We figure i-MiEV sales to be
approximately 15 to 20 units, which means it most likely place just above the Prius. (Official i-MiEV figures are in and guess what? 15 units were sold. *Pats self on back for getting that estimate spot on.)
*We'll update this post are official figures for the i-MiEV come in. (UPDATED)