EV Sales in Canada – Q2 2019
EV sales surge across Canada in Q2 2019: electric vehicles becoming mainstream with sales now representing over 3.2% of market share
August 13, 2019 – Electric Mobility Canada is pleased to publish its Q2-2019 EV sales report in Canada. According to the latest numbers, the popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) continues to grow as market share in the 2nd quarter reached more than 3% in the country, a significant increase of just under 1% over the last year.
The trends observed at the beginning of the year intensified during the 2nd quarter, exceeding the record numbers of 2018. With the exception of Ontario, EV sales across the country continued to grow thanks to exceptional performances in all Canadian provinces, particularly in British Columbia and Quebec.
In effect since May 1st 2019, the Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles federal program has certainly contributed to these good results. With the federal elections coming up quickly, this should be a reminder that subsidies are essential to increase the pace of EV adoption, and move the EV market from its early adopter stage to a mass market.
Q2 2019 Highlights:
- 28% growth in EV sales compared to Q2-2018
- 150% increase in EV sales in British Columbia and 81% in Quebec compared to Q2-2018, but a decrease in Ontario of 58%
- Outside of the ‘Big 3’ provinces, sales growth has been considerable with growth of 175% in New Brunswick, 109% in Saskatchewan and 84% in Alberta – showing that demand for EVs is growing across Canada
- EV market share in Canada during Q2-2019: 3.2%