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Top 10 best-selling electric vehicles in Canada in 2022

We look at the top 10 best-selling electric vehicles in Canada in 2022.


  • The Tesla Model 3 kept its spot as the best-selling electric vehicle in Canada

  • The Ford Mustang Mach-E finished third

  • Hyundai had two electric vehicles in the top 5


2022 was another challenging year for the automotive industry in Canada, with overall sales falling nearly 20%. Production issues that strangled dealership inventories and rising prices and interest rates in the second half of the year combined to make it incredibly difficult to buy a new vehicle last year. However, 2022 Canada sales were a little rosier when it came to electric vehicles.


Not that EVs didn’t face the same issues as any other vehicle last year, but at least 2022 saw the launch or start of production of multiple new models, helping propel overall sales for the segment. Big names like the Hyundai IONIQ 5, Volkswagen ID.4, and Kia EV6 were significant players in 2022, as were a few luxury EVs like the BMW iX, which had a successful first year.


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Of course, Tesla remained the champion of Canadian EV sales, finishing first and second in 2022 EV nameplate sales. As always, Tesla sales in Canada aren’t officially reported. Still, the numbers below provided by the Automotive News Data Center are widely considered to be as close to accurate as possible when it comes to Tesla sales.


The Tesla Model 3 was the clear best-selling electric vehicle in Canada in 2022, with around 14,400 units sold. The Model Y jumped over the Kona EV to take second place last year with approximately 8,000 units, while the Mustang Mach-E jumped from the 5th spot in 2021 to third.


The Hyundai Kona EV, which finished as the second best-selling EV in Canada in 2021, dropped to fourth, mainly because the IONIQ 5, which finished 5th, had its first full year of production. With over 10,000 Hyundai EVs sold in Canada last year, Hyundai still topped any other automaker in Canada aside from Tesla in total EV sales.


The Chevrolet Bolt had a strong 2022 as well. GM provided us with numbers for both the Bolt EUV (6th place) and the Bolt (7th place). Combined, the Bolt nameplate sold 5,963 units, good for 4th overall in the 2022 best-selling EVs in Canada ranking. The Volkswagen ID.4 (2,166 units), Nissan LEAF (1,542 units), and new Kia EV6 (1,460 units) round out the top 10.


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Best-Selling Electric Vehicles in Canada in 2022

  1. Tesla Model 3 – 14,400 units*

    Tesla Model 3 Photo: Tesla
    Tesla Model 3 Photo: Tesla
  2. Tesla Model Y – 8,000 units*

    2022 Tesla Model Y Performance | Photo: Vincent Aubé
    2022 Tesla Model Y Performance | Photo: Vincent Aubé
  3. Ford Mustang Mach-E – 6,048 units

    2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT : Photo: Charles Jolicoeur
  4. Hyundai Kona EV – 5,665 units

    2022 Hyundai Kona EV
    2022 Hyundai Kona EV | Photo: Hyundai
  5. Hyundai IONIQ 5 – 5,037 units**

    2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Photo: Louis-Philippe Dubé
    2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Photo: Louis-Philippe Dubé
  6. Chevrolet Bolt EUV – 3,399 units

    2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV
    2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Photo: Chevrolet
  7. Chevrolet Bolt – 2,564 units

    2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV
    2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV | Photo: Olivier Delorme
  8. Volkswagen ID.4 – 2,166 units

    2023 Volkswagen ID.4 | Photo: Volkswagen
  9. Nissan LEAF – 1,542 units

    2023 Nissan Leaf | Photo: Nissan
    2023 Nissan Leaf | Photo: Nissan
  10. Kia EV6 – 1,460 units**

    2023 Kia EV6 GT | Photo: Kia
  11. BMW iX – 1,296 units**

    2022 BMW iX xDrive50 | Photo: Olivier Delorme
  12. Tesla Model X – 1,200 units*

    Tesla Model X | Photo: Tesla
  13. Audi e-tron – 1,154 units

    2021 Audi e-tron Sportback | Photo: Olivier Delorme
  14. Audi Q4 e-tron – 872 units**

    Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro
    Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro | Photo: Audi
  15. Mazda MX-30 – 812 units**

    2022 Mazda MX-30 GS | Photo: Matt St-Pierre
  16. Tesla Model S – 800 units*

    Tesla Model S Plaid
    Tesla Model S Plaid | Photo: Tesla
  17. BMW i4 – 758 units**

    2022 BMW i4 M50 xDrive | Photo: Olivier Delorme
  18. Volvo XC40 Recharge – 750 units*

    Volvo XC40 Recharge Photo: Volvo
    Volvo XC40 Recharge Photo: Volvo
  19. Toyota bZ4X – 702 units**

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    2023 Toyota BZ4X
  20. Kia Soul EV – 691 units

    2020 Kia Soul EV
    Kia Soul EV | Photo: Kia
  21. Porsche Taycan – 596 units

    Porsche Taycan GTS | Photo: Charles Jolicoeur
  22. Genesis GV60 – 529 units**

    2023 Genesis GV60 Performance | Photo: Olivier Delorme
  23. Mercedes-Benz EQS – 458 units**

    2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC | Photo:Matt St-Pierre
  24. Volvo C40 Recharge – 446 units

    2023 Volvo C40 Recharge Photo: Volvo
  25. Kia Niro EV – 433 units

    Kia Niro EV
    Kia Niro EV
  26. Audi e-tron GT – 223 units

    2022 Audi e-tron GT | Photo: Audi
  27. Subaru Solterra – 140 units**

    2023 Subaru Solterra | Photo: Subaru
  28. Mercedes-Benz EQB – 38 units**

    2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB | Photo: Dan Heyman
    2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB | Photo: Dan Heyman
  29. Jaguar i-PACE – 36 units

    2021 Jaguar I-PACE
    2021 Jaguar I-Pace Photo: Jaguar
  30. Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV – 28 units**

    Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV | Photo: Mercedes-Benz
  31. BMW i7 – 10 units**

    2023 BMW i7 | Photo: BMW

*Sales figures are estimated

** The model was released in 2022. Figures do not represent a full year of sales.


The number of electric vehicles on sale in Canada in 2022 has more than doubled from the previous year. It will be especially interesting to see how 2023 develops for luxury electric vehicles.


Will the BMW i7 be more popular than the Mercedes-Benz EQS? Will the Audi Q4 e-tron, Mercedes-Benz EQB and BMW iX take significant market share from the Tesla Model Y? Not to mention the fact that many other electric vehicles will be joining the competition this year, starting with the Cadillac LYRIQ, several Chevrolet models, VinFast and its lineup, and other new Mercedes-Benz models like the EQE.


In short, Canada’s electric vehicle best-selling EVs list will likely look quite a bit different next year, just like the 2022 ranking differs from last year.



Automotive News Data Center, General Motors Canada, Kia Canada, Hyundai Canada, Porsche Canada, Nissan Canada, BMW Canada, Mercedes-Benz Canada, Toyota Canada, Volkswagen Canada, Ford Canada

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