EV Sales started the year on positive note, with 314 new plug-ins zooming around Canadian streets, which represents a 16% increase regarding last year.
The Status Quo of a couple years ago made a comeback last month, with the Volt in #1, followed by the Leaf and Model S, will these positions be a thing to repeat in 2016? Let's wait and see..
Below the podium, the Audi A3 e-Tron had a nice introduction in the North American markets, as Audi seems to believe on the sales potential of its PHEV product, so the BMW i3 might have a strong competitor here for the race in the #4 position.
|3||Tesla Model S e)||41||41||13|
|4||BMW i3 e)||29||29||9|
|Audi A3 e-Tron|
P. Cayenne Plug-In e)
|7||Kia Soul EV e)||15||15||5|
|9||BMW i8 e)||5||5||2|
|Ford Fusion Energi e)|
Ford C-Max Energi e)
Source: Greencarreports; Good Car Bad Car
Tesla vs The Others (Canada Edition)As Elon Musk pointed out, the real competition of Tesla aren't other EV's, but the ICE best selling models, so let's look how the Model S stands in Canada (1):
|1||Mercedes CLS / E-Class||231|
|5||Tesla Model S e)||41|
Looking at the January numbers, Tesla came close to the Third Spot, while the Cadillac CTS was a surprise Second and the Mercedes CLS / E-Class duo continue far ahead of the competition.
(1) - Unlike in markets across the pond, the full-size car market in Canada is much more diversified, with Chevy Impalas, Malibus, Chrysler 300, Dodge Chargers, etc, all theoretical adversaries to the Model S, but Tesla's direct competition isn't there, so the Model S is only compared with cars with similar price and concept.