Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

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 August. Sales of the Volt checked in at 186 units in Canada in August, an improvement over the 132 sold in July.  YTD, 1,149 Volts have been sold in Canada this year, already besting the 913 sold in all 0f 2013.

Nissan LEAF sales checked in at 113 units sold in Canada in August. For the LEAF, this is the only fourth time ever that sales have topped 100 in Canada (May 2014: 101; June 2014: 104; July 117) The 117 units sold in July still is the single-month record for Nissan LEAF sales in Canada.  YTD, LEAF sales are now at 692 units in Canada, compared to 470 sold in the whole of 2013.

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

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
  • May: 61
  • June: 104
  • July:48
  • YTD excluding August: 442
We don't yet have figures for BMW i3 in its fourth month of availability in Canada, but in its first three months it sold a total of 84 units.  Meanwhile, Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid sales amounted to only 1 unit in August, its lowest single-month sales total ever in Canada. YTD, 52 Prius Plug-Ins have been sold in Canada.

Smart Fortwo ED sales in July checked in at a rather remarkable 79 units, but we don't yet have August sales figures.

Cadillac ELR Sales Hit Record High Of 10

Cadillac ELR Sales Hit Record High Of 10

Here are the rest of the August results from the typically low-volume sellers in Canada:

Mitsubishi i-MiEV: 10 (79 YTD) Cadillac ELR: 10 (YTD 28)

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