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The 100% electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids would account for over 8% of sales of cars and light-duty trucks in Canada, the third in 2018.
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This is what is reported by the specialized site FleetCarma. This result would be due in large part to the Tesla Model 3, with the first deliveries in the country were carried out earlier this year. During the first nine months of 2018, 8 750 units of Model 3 were purchased, which represents approximately 80% of total sales at Tesla. In fact, during the same period, 900 Model S and 1 170 Model X have found a taker.
The sales of the Tesla Model 3 will surpass, therefore, those of the Nissan LEAF (4 481 units) and the Chevrolet Bolt EV (1 944 units) with respect to 100% electric vehicles, but also plug-in hybrids like the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Toyota Prius Premium and the Chevrolet Volt.
The proportion of sales of 8% in the third quarter of 2018 would be a record level for the canadian market. Of course, Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia are the three provinces that accumulate the majority of sales thanks to attractive government rebates. In fact, according to the figures advanced by FleetCarma, 97.1% of the total sales of EV and VÉHR in Canada have been registered in these three provinces.
In contrast, Ontario has recently announced the withdrawal of the rebate of provincial to the purchase of electrified vehicles, preferring instead to reduce the tax on the price of gasoline by 10 cents per litre. In addition, the program Drive green to Quebec could be complete soon, since the available funds for this program would be exhausted within a few months. At the time of writing, no announcement has been made by the government of Québec regarding the extension of the programme Roll green. We could therefore see a significant drop in sales of electric vehicles over the next few months.