More electric cars were sold in Ontario than anywhere else in Canada last year. Ontario is ahead of Quebec for the very first time.
According to data compiled by Fleet Carma, 7477 electric or hybrid cars were sold in Canada’s most populous province.
There are 7,194 sales in Quebec and 3,270 in British Columbia.
Ontario sales jumped 120% from 2016 when rebates went up. An unprecedented 18,564 electric vehicles were sold across Canada last year, up 68% from 2016.
Battery electric vehicles have outpaced hybrids; the Chevrolet Bolt came first, ahead of Tesla’s X and S models. The Chevrolet Volt was once again the most popular hybrid car.
Quebec remains in first place in terms of percentage, with electric vehicles accounting for 2.2% of all sales, ahead of British Columbia at 1.9% and Ontario at 1.6%.
There were nearly 48,000 electric vehicles on Canada’s roads last year, up from 29,000 in 2016.
Fay Kadri graduated from Columbia University in 2005. Fay grew up in New Zealand but moved to the US after completing her school. Fay has written for several major publications including Buzz Feed and the Huffington Post. Fay is a community reporter, she also covers business and entrepreneurial news and issues.