Plug-In Electric Car Sales November 2015 Canada


2016 Nissan LEAF

2016 Nissan LEAF

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt

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

The Chevrolet Volt, after selling 167 cars in August fell back a bit in September to 126 units – but was still keeping firmly in the triple digits. But for October, the arrival of the new 2016 Volt pushed sales over 200 units to 203 sold. In November, sales fell backwards a bit to 178 units.

For the Nissan LEAF, the 84-mile EV set a new year high in September with 144 sold, eclipsing the old record set back in April with 127 EVs sold, but sales fell off in October to 113 units sold as (like in the US), Canadians are patiently waiting the longer range 2016 model to arrive in November. November sales shot upwards to 148 units, an all-time record for LEAF sales in Canada.

Turning our attention to the Tesla Model S, we see that in March the all-time high was set with 250 sold before the company fell back a little over the summer (157 registrations in August, 167 in July). September brought a new record high for Model S sales with 255 sold, followed by 138 in October. November’s sales results are not yet known for the Model S – but they are expected to compete with the year high.

Meanwhile, sales of BMW i cars (i3 and i8) combined for 50 units sold in November, according to the company. Unfortunately, BMW does not always break out i3 and i8 sales individually in Canada.

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

The Kia Soul EV has recently become a player in the Canadian market, as well. Although we don’t have November numbers yet (the company, like in the US, doesn’t like to give these figures out), we do see that 56 were registered in October and that 204 have been registered from July through October.

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV normally has monthly sales in Canada in the single digits, and again sold 8 units in November in Canada.

Meanwhile, sales of the Chevrolet Spark EV in Canada checked in at 11 units in October, but data for November isn’t available at this time.

Here are the rest of the October’s results from the typically low-volume sellers in Canada:

  • Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid: Unknown at this time, no longer reported for Canada (we estimate ~5 units)
  • Cadillac ELR: Unknown at this time (we estimate ~1-2 units)
  • Ford’s PHEV sales are unknown at this time. Typical monthly volume is ~ 15 C-Max Energis and ~15 Fusion Energis.
  • Likewise, Focus Electric sales are small, in the single digits most months and sometimes even zero.

We have no November sales data yet on the other remaining plug-in electric models.

Looking at the YTD figures, the Model S is the clear leader with estimated YTD sales at well over 1,600 units. The Chevrolet Volt is number two with 1,249 sales YTD, and the Nissan LEAF is number three with 1,111 sales YTD.

*Some sales data via Good Car Bad Car and Green Car Reports

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It seems that Ford Canada’s website no longer lists the Ford Focus Electric. The C-Max and Fusion Hybrid and Energi (PHEV) models are listed, but to find info on the FFE, I look at the Ford USA site.

C’mon Canada . . . but that Chevy Volt! I think that is the best plug-in for much of Canada. Well, that and the Tesla Model S.

SparkEV is some compliance car. They’re sold out in SoCal where they get ZEV credit, but they sold 11 in Canada where they don’t get any credit?

This spring GM announced the fall availability of Spark EV in 3 provinces; I asked a dealer in Vancouver and he said maybe in December; does anybody have any news about this? Thx

Expanded rollouts for Ont/BC hinge on arrival of new 2016 stock…which has been penned up in transit limbo since ~August.

I always find it boaring if some reporter converts a meaningful spreadsheet into a thousand words of non-aligned prosa and I have to reconvert that all into a spreadsheet back again in my head. Can’t somebody stop that bullshit and give us the spreadsheet we’re used to.