Tesla Model 3 Takes Commanding Lead In Electric Car Sales In Canada

JUL 10 2018 BY MARK KANE 21

Canada is experiencing tremendous growth of plug-in electric car sales with June set to be another record month this year.

And Tesla has pulled out to a commanding the lead.

Plug-in electric car registrations in Canada – May 2018

After nearly 5,000 sales in May, it’s estimated that in June around 6,000 plug-in cars were delivered Canada, which would translate to roughly 3% market share out of a total of over 200,000 registrations.

Sales in Canada have never been higher and various models add their part to the overall high result.

However, the biggest player turns out to be the Tesla Model 3 with an estimated 1,850 deliveries last month (and 2,306 YTD). That is total domination of the plug-in segment in Canada, just like we’ve seen in the U.S. in recent months.

With an estimated 295 Model S and 382 Model X sold In Canada in June, Tesla is the top plug-in brand in the country for the month by a massive margin. How big of a margin, you ask? Like almost 2,000 units more than any other automaker. Impressed? We certainly are.

Other strong results include:

  • Nissan LEAF – 492 (down from a record 902 in May)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – 479
  • Toyota Prius Plug-in / Prius Prime – 413
  • Chevrolet Volt – 397
  • Chevrolet Bolt EV – 306

Source: Green Car Reports

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Honda, Volvo, and the Korean automakers sure are being slow with their US results this month, huh?

I think they changed how they report those numbers so they have to be pulled from other means.

Could have been a lot more LEAFs and Bolts if any were available… Nissan and GM missed their chance.

Maybe not. Tesla likely moving most now to US buyers, unless we want Performance Model 3 up here, more than US does!

Leaf and Bolt guys did the market a favor by staying away (not available) instead of trying to foolishly compete with a much classier and better Model 3.

Go Tesla! Now please hurry up with the Supercharger rollout – 25 Supercharger locations (many of which are not really public – i.e. business parking lot) in a province of nearly 14 million people will easily be overwhelmed.

The next few months will be very telling in Ontario, which has been Canada’s province with the highest EV sales.
Hopefully we don’t see a repeat of Hong Kong.

There will most definitely be a repeat of hong kong in Ontario, but at least Quebec still has its $8000 incentive so it will absorb some of ontario’s slack. Early reports are that Tesla Model 3 is doing extremely well in Québec and that is only set to climb further with the upcoming arrival of the AWD version (I am anxiously awaiting mine!)

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

“many of which are not really public”

I thought all SC’s are publicly available to Tesla users?
I’ve never heard of private SC’s.

Perhaps he’s confusing Superchargers with Tesla Destination Chargers. The latter are not generally accessible to the general public, but are restricted to customers of the business (hotels, restaurants, and the like) where they are located.

Or perhaps it’s due to the confusion over the different American vs. British/Canadian meanings of “public” when it comes to public vs. private ownership of companies?

Want to sell EVs in Canada? The three things you need are Supply, Supply and Supply.

I live in Vancouver, and I’ve noticed in the past month alone, the Model 3 has gone from zero to dozens on the street faster than any other new EV. I see them all the time on the road now, where any other release I’ve been watching has come in at a trickle at best.

Interestingly enough, the first person to receive their Model 3 in Canada was a friend of a friend. I got to see that on Facebook.

Another thing I’ve noticed is that the Model 3 sales this past month were a whopping 3.7 times as much as the next EV competitor. Glad to see that things are looking up!

Same experience in Victoria.

You can always beat the competition by producing a car which loses money. The story of Tesla in a nutshell.

You mean the competition that equally loses money?…

7 E-Toothbrushes puts in his two cents of FUD.

@Eleventy Pretend Electrics

If Tesla was really losing money, instead of wisely investing it in future growth, then you wouldn’t be constantly whining about Tesla. Furthermore, your bet against them wouldn’t be what is actually losing money.

Is this in real cars, or imaginary cars of the future?

July EV #s will be interesting for U.S. & Canada… Tesla may sell more EVs than combined total of all other EVs sold.

Tesla is amzn 2.0

If Canada would stop subsidizing big oil to the tune of 3.3 billion a year we could offer 235,000 Canadians a $14,000 rebate to switch to evs.

We need to stop using fossil fuels