Tesla Model 3 apparently 2nd in October and still 1st after 10 months of 2018.

The three-digit growth rate of plug-in electric car sales that we have seen during the past eight months (February - September) in Canada comes to an end.

The market is still growing fast - by 68% year-over-year in October - but not like over 200% at its peak when the generous $14,000 CAD incentive to purchase EVs in Ontario was available.

In total, some 3,391 new plug-ins were registered in October, which is enough for 2.1% market share.

Plug-in electric car registrations in Canada – October 2018

Previous month (September) was significantly revised up to 5,403 and 3.12% market share as Tesla Model 3 shot to 1,860 estimated deliveries.

The three best-selling models in October were:

  • Nissan LEAF - 640 and 5,121 YTD
  • Tesla Model 3 - 600 and 5,455 YTD (estimated)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - 351 and 4,753 YTD

Plug-in electric car registrations in Canada – October 2018

Source: Canada EV Sales