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Ontario leads Quebec for electric car sales

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Rachel Knox graduated from Columbia University in 2005. Rachel grew up in Canada but moved to the US after completing her school. Rachel has written for several major publications including Buzz Feed and the Huffington Post. Rachel is a community reporter, she also covers economy, business and entrepreneurial news and issues.

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.

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