July 2014 Global Electric Car Sales Report: Canada
How are the Canadians doing with electric cars? It’s pretty damn cold up there, and that was one of the reasons why the
idiots, er naysayers said would kill EV sales. Winter would come, and you’d see EV’s dotting the roadside like roadkill.
So…THAT hasn’t happened.
Here’s the July 2014 electric car sales update for Canada, as delivered by our Global EV Sales Analyst, Jose Pontes and his EVSales blog:
Nissan is Getting Closer Edition
After losing the Euro trophies to the competition and the US #1 for the Nissan Leaf, it looks that Chevrolet will be losing also Canada, putting an end to the last best selling title that The General child had.
In fact, the japanese hatch improved sales for the sixth consecutive month, now at 117 sales, pretty close to the 132 registered by the Chevrolet Volt, the distance between them is still huge (384 units) in the YTD ranking, but the trend is there, and if not this year, the next should see the Leaf win its first canadian best selling title, putting an end to the Volt leadership that has been going since it arrived, back in 2011.
Other than that, the Smart Fortwo ED continues to impress in #4 and the BMW i3 is climbing in the ranking, it’s now in the first half, more precisely in #6.
Final mention for the sales record of the Cadillac ELR, 5 were registered this month, meaning canadian Cadillac dealers joined their southern neighbors and started to give generous discounts to move them off the lots…
Pl Canada July YTD % 1 Chevrolet Volt 132 963 36 2 Nissan Leaf 117 579 22 3 Tesla Model S e) 40 434 16 4 Smart Fortwo ED e) 50 272 10 5 Ford C-Max Energi e) 15 105 4 6
Ford Fusion Energi e)
8 Mitsubishi I-Miev 15 65 2 9 Toyota Prius Plug-In 4 51 2 10 Ford Focus Electric e) 5 36 1 11 Cadillac ELR 5 18 1 12
Chevrolet Spark EV
TOTAL 418 2.685 100
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