Chevy Volt

Chevy Volt

The Chevy Volt remains the plug-in vehicle to beat in Canada as it sold 62 units in October, bringing the YTD total to 718. Volt sales checked in at 59 units in September.

Meanwhile, sales of the Nissan LEAF, the typical #2 holder in Canada, checked in at only 30 units. That’s down from the 32 sold in September.

Tesla Model S sales in Canada are not precisely known for the month of October, but we peg them to be roughly in between the Volt and LEAF.  Model S sales in Canada have consistently been between 40 and 60 units over the past 4 months.  We don't expect October to break much from the norm.

The rest of the pack of plug-ins sells in incredibly low volume in Canada. Here’s that October sales breakdown:

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid: 7 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: 12

YTD totals for the four reporting plug-ins sold in Canada look like this:

Chevy Volt: 718 Nissan LEAF: 412 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid: 197 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: 160

Canada still has yet to warm up to the plug-in vehicle.  Aside from the Chevy Volt, no other plug-in routinely eclipses even 50 sales in a single month.  Hopefully, the Canadian mindset will change soon and sales will boom as a result.