Model S

Model S

In the US, the sales result for plug-in vehicles set a record in May.  Did the same hold true for Canada?

Not quite, but May was a strong month for plug-in vehicle sales north of the border.

The Chevy Volt once again topped the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales chart with 177 sales in May.

Hot on the heels of the Volt was the Nissan LEAF with 101 sales, marking the first time ever that LEAF sales broke into triple digits.

Tesla Model S sales figures aren't available in Canada at this time.  May results for the Model S will be officially available sometime next month.  Known Tesla Model S sales figures for the year in Canada are as follows:

  • January: 20
  • February: 19
  • March: 119
  • April: 71

Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

Aside from the Volt, LEAF and Model S, there are the others, all of which are consistently low-volume sellers:

  • Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid: 10
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV:  8
  • Cadillac ELR:  3
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