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Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Feb 2014: Milestones, Millstones

While February’s electric vehicle sales in Canada will have easily topped year-ago numbers, the plug-in market still faces headwinds in Canada during 2014.

British Columbia hit a milestone of 1,000 plug-in vehicle sales earlier this year. With 4.4 million people, the province has about the same population as Kentucky and represents one of every six Canadian plug-in sales.

Sadly, B.C. tied a millstone around the neck of its electric-car market when it pulled the plug on its Clean Energy Vehicle rebate program once the initial funding was used up in February.

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Feb 2014

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Feb 2014

This leaves Ontario and Quebec as the only remaining provinces with electric-vehicle incentives. Fortunately, the pair houses more than 60 percent of the Canadian population between them.

February: Volt conquers all

The Chevy Volt continued its Canadian-market dominance, with 98 sales in February. Easily the Volt’s best-ever Valentine’s month, this almost doubled the 51 delivered a year ago. Well ahead of its year-ago sales pace, the Volt may be able to push back above 1,000 sales in Canada this year.
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