Tesla Model 3 retains its title as the best-selling EV in Canada
Ford Mustang Mach-E outsold the regular Mustang
Most electric vehicles saw their sales increase in 2021
The year 2021 just ended was not an easy one for the automotive industry, but electric vehicles had their share of successes.
For starters, the majority of electric vehicles saw notable increases in their sales figures in Canada. With the exception of the Nissan LEAF, all of the vehicles in the following list of top-selling electric vehicles in Canada have seen fairly good increases.
In addition, the Tesla Model 3 continued to gain popularity, finishing as the 5th best-selling vehicle in Canada behind the Kia Forte, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E also had a great first full year, outselling the traditional gas-powered Mustang in Canada.
Hyundai provided us some info on the Hyundai Kona EV which sold 6,903 units last year, good for 2nd overall among all electric vehicles. The Volvo XC40 Recharge, Kia Niro EV and Kia Soul EV sales come directly from the automaker.
Lastly, Tesla sales numbers are estimated as Tesla does not provide official sales numbers for its vehicles in Canada.
Source: Automotive News Research and Data Centre and Global Automakers of Canada
Tesla Model 3 – 12,800 units (+14.3%)
Hyundai Kona EV – 6,903 units
3. Tesla Model Y – 6,400 units (+132.7%)
4. Chevrolet Bolt – 4,668 units (+16.0%)
5. Ford Mustang Mach-E – 4,352 units (new model)
6. Kia Niro EV – 1 448 units
7. Nissan LEAF – 1,224 units (-20.2%)
8. Tesla Model X – 1,000 units (+25.0%)
9. Volvo XC40 Recharge – 616 units
10. Tesla Model S – 600 units (+50.0%)
11. Kia Soul EV – 597 units
12. Volkswagen ID.4 – 536 (new model)
It will be interesting to see where the upcoming new models will be this year, including the Hyundai IONIQ 5 and the Kia EV6. Also, models like the Volkswagen ID.4 should manage to make it into the top 5.