As temperatures cool down in Canada, the EV Sales seem to get hotter every day, with a new record being set last month, as 755 new plug-ins started to zoom around Canadian streets, which represents a significant leap of 169% regarding last year, with the EV Share slightly up to 0,34%, keeping with this year positive trend.
The top three all get positive results, with the Tesla Model S and Chevrolet Volt near their year best, while the Nissan Leaf registered a record 148 units, an important feat for Nissan's hatch.
Below the podium, the Fourth Spot is being hardly fought between between the BMW i3 and Kia Soul EV, with 11 units separating them before the last round, while the Smart Fortwo ED has been losing steam and dropped one position to #6, changing positions with the Kia.
In the depths of the table, a mention for the Chevrolet Spark EV, rising to #12, benefiting with the beginning of retail sales of this city-car-turned-electric-hot-hatch.
|1||Tesla Model S e)||250||1.932||32|
|4||BMW i3 e)||30||326||5|
|Kia Soul EV e)|
Smart Fortwo ED e)
|BMW i8 e)|
P. Cayenne Plug-In e)
|Ford Fusion Energi e)|
Ford C-Max Energi e)
|Ford Focus Electric|
Chevrolet Spark EV
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||276|
|2||Tesla Model S e)||250|
Looking at the November numbers, Tesla is closer to the leadership, with Mercedes needing the CLS and E-Class to be together in order to distance itself from the Model S, so the leadership for the Californian is something that could reach in the near future.
(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.