Chevy Volt

Chevy Volt

2015 Nissan LEAFs Now Available In Canada

2015 Nissan LEAFs Now Available In Canada

June was a record-setting month for at least on plug-in electric vehicle in Canada.  Surprisingly, the vehicle that set the record didn't even top the Canadian plug-in electric sales chart last month.

Once again, it was the Chevy Volt that took the #1 spot on the plug-in electric vehicle sales charts in Canada in June.  With 163 units sold, the Volt edged out the Nissan LEAF by a decent margin.

For the LEAF, its 104 units sold was an all-time record for a single month in Canada:

 "The fully-electric Nissan LEAF set an all-time sales record with 104 units sold."

LEAF sales have only ever exceeded 100 units in a single month twice now in Canada (101 sold in May 2014).

We figure this graphic will shine some perspective on LEAF sales in Canada, in comparison to Nissan sales:

LEAF Sales Were Charged Up Last Month In Canada

LEAF Sales Were Charged Up Last Month In Canada

The BMW i3 in its second month sold 28 copies (50 YTD) , while Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid sales were just 5 units last month in Canada.

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:

  • January: 20
  • February: 19
  • March: 119
  • April: 71
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: 12
  • Cadillac ELR: 3
  • 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