Tesla Model S
Guess which vehicle topped the plug-in electric vehicle sales chart in Canada in April.
It’s no shocker that the Chevy Volt was #1 again in Canada. However, the Volt's long-standing #1 title was apparently stolen by the Tesla Model S in March.
Tesla sales are reported quarterly in Canada, so now that we have March Model S figures, we know that the Volt's almost two-year reign as Canada's #1 selling plug-in electric vehicle came to an end in March when the Model S outsold it 119 to 105. The 119 figure for the Model S is a record for Canada, with the previous high water mark being 111 in March 2013.
Tesla Model S sales figures for the year in Canada are as follows:
- January: 20
- February: 19
- March: 119
Turning out attention back to April, here are those sales results for Canada:
- Chevrolet Volt: 222
- Nissan LEAF: 77
- Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid: 11
- Mitsubishi i-MiEV: 10
- Cadillac ELR : 4
We won’t have data on Ford’s plug-in vehicles anytime soon, as the automaker only spits out those numbers for Canada on a semi-annual basis.
In terms of 2013 numbers, here’s how plug-ins fared in Canada:
- Chevy Volt – 931
- Tesla Model S – 638
- Nissan LEAF – 470
- Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - 222
- Toyota Prius Plug In – 212
- Ford C-Max Energi – 199
- Mitsubishi i-MiEV – 177
- Ford Fusion Energi – 116
- Ford Focus Electric – 103
- Cadillac ELR - 4