2015 Nissan LEAFs Now Available In Canada

2015 Nissan LEAFs Now Available In Canada

It's time once again to take a look at plug-in electric vehicle sales in Canada.

No surprise in that the Chevy Volt was, once again, the #1 selling plug-in vehicle in Canada for the month of July. Sales of the Volt checked in at 132 units in Canada in July.

The Nissan LEAF trailed this figure only slightly with 117 units sold.  For the LEAF, this is the third time that sales have topped 100 in Canada (May 2014: 101; June 2014: 104.)  More impressively, the 117 units sold in July is a new single-month record for Nissan LEAF sales in Canada.

From the YTD perspective, Volt sales after the first 7 months of the year are now at 963, wheras LEAF sales are only at 579 YTD.

Tesla Model S sales figures aren’t available in Canada at this time. Estimating a figure is rather difficult, given the wild swings we’ve seen thus far in terms of monthly sales this year. Known Tesla Model S sales figures for the year in Canada are as follows:

2014 Model S Pricing In Canada

2014 Model S Pricing In Canada

  • January: 20
  • February: 19
  • March: 119
  • April: 71
  • May: 61
  • June: 104
  • YTD excluding July:  394
The BMW i3, in its third month of availability in Canada, sold only 34 units (84 YTD) , while Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid sales were just 4 units last month in Canada (51 YTD).

Aside from the Volt, LEAF, Model S, BMW i3 and Prius Plug-In, there are the others, all of which are consistently low-volume sellers:

  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV: 15
  • Cadillac ELR: 5
  • Smart Fortwo ED: No data
We’ll have updated data on Ford’s plug-in vehicles soon, as the automaker releases those numbers for Canada on a semi-annual basis.

In terms of total 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