Volt & Bolt

Volt & Bolt

Once a quarter, Canada's plug-in electric vehicle sales chart has enough info that we feel it's worth sharing.

You see, many automakers don't break out plug-in sales in Canada, so less than a handful of models get their monthly sales totals published in a timely fashion, with a few additional models getting filled in quarterly or one month behind, then the rest once a year or so.

The Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt

With that in mind, here's a rundown of March sales results in Canada, followed by Q1 totals and Tesla results (one month behind) for the models with sales figures available right now.

March 2017

  • Chevrolet Volt - 377
  • Chevrolet Bolt - 241
  • Nissan LEAF - 144
  • BMW i3 & i8 - 48 combined (not broken down by individual model)
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV - 10

Q1 2017 Totals

  • Chevrolet Volt - 899
  • Chevrolet Bolt - 333
  • Nissan LEAF - 322
  • BMW i3 & i8 - 91 combined
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV - 19
Clearly the Chevrolet Volt is the runaway leader in Canada, but it may face some pressure from the all-new Bolt EV, as Canadians are gobbling up all the available inventory as it becomes available.

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

January & February 2017 For Teslas

  • Tesla Model S - 100 January / 128 February
  • Tesla Model X - 114 January / 72 February
A few other low-volume models are reported a month behind schedule too, like the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e at 3 & 3 sold in both January and February.

One can find some further estimated results by Matthew Kippenstein at Green Car Reports if interested.