A new study of Canada Statistics states that Canadians are starting to buy more green vehicles.
The recently released study focuses on the third quarter of 2020. This is the statistics organization’s second electric vehicle (EV) update. The first came out in late 2020. and focused on the first semester of that year.
In the third quarter of 2020, 18,771 Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) were sold in Canada.
These stats also include plug-in hybrid vehicles, so when you refer to ZEV, you mean a mix of hybrids and full battery cars. That said, 67.1 percent of the 18,771 ZEVs sold during the quarter were all-electric. Only 32.9 percent were hybrids.
It’s also worth noting that 92.9 percent of these ZEVs were sold in Quebec, BC, and Ontario. Notably, Ontario is recovering from the loss of its provincial EV rebate very good. Quebec sold the most ZEVs with BC and Ontario lagging behind.
- Quebec – 8,885
- BC – 4.608
- Ontario – 3,947
While these numbers may not scream “the electric vehicle revolution,” it is still a rebound compared to the first half of 2020. During that period, only 21,188 ZEVs hit Canadian roads.
This shows that EVs are slowly but surely taking over the Canadian vehicle market. It will be interesting to see if this statistic increases considerably by the end of 2021 now that so many new electric vehicles will hit the market.
Source: Canada Statistics