Matthew Klippenstein, Contributor
After generous tax credits expired in Canada’s largest province of Ontario, September, not April, turned out to be the coldest month for electric-car sales North of the Border. The tax credit...
Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vie for Canadian sales lead in August
Ahead of the final expiration of electric-car tax credits in Ontario, Canada, the Nissan Leaf posted its highest monthly sales total north of the border: 1,050 units.
The number was more than double...Matthew Klippenstein
Post-Peak: plug-in electric-car sales in Canada for July
Sales data for plug-in cars in Canada in June and July show the effect of large purchase incentives.
In its first full month of availability in Canada in June, the Tesla Model 3 racked up 2,329...Matthew Klippenstein
Tesla dominated electric-car sales in Canada in June
Electric cars accounted for nearly 3 percent of all passenger vehicles sold in Canada in June, thanks to a surge of Tesla Model 3 deliveries.
With the California-based automaker famously coy about...Matthew Klippenstein
Slovenian company makes drop-in in-wheel electric motors
Slovenian company Elaphe has created in-wheel electric motors that have been tested in the worst conditions winter could throw at them.
One of the main reasons we don't see production electric cars...Matthew Klippenstein
Canada’s first retail hydrogen fueling station opened on Friday June 15 in Vancouver, part of a network of eight hydrogen stations expected in British Columbia in the next two years.
Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, May 2018: Rewriting records
Last month, the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid set a new single-month sales record for plug-in electric vehicles in Canada and sold 589 units. One month later, that sales pace—plus one...Matthew Klippenstein
Outlanders Inbound: Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, March 2018
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV set a new single-month Canadian sales record for plug-in electric vehicles in April, selling 589 units -- more than double the 237 it managed in the United States.
Electric-car buyers want same things as all car buyers, research shows
It should come as no surprise to readers of this site that people who buy electric cars are normal people.
A new study by Simon Fraser University in British Columbia adds to the body of evidence...Matthew Klippenstein
Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, March 2018: Prius Prime rivals Volt
The Chevy Volt won its umpteenth monthly plug-in sales title in Canada last month, but soaring sales of other models were the big story in the Canuck electric vehicle market—which may have...Matthew Klippenstein
Tesla sales: how much do rebates matter to buyers in Canada?
The government of Ontario amended its plug-in electric vehicle incentive program in March, eliminating incentives for vehicles with a recommended price of $75,000 or more.
What effect will this have...Matthew Klippenstein
Cumulative Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales surpassed 50,000 units in February, aided by the second-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf, which sold 179 units in its “rookie” month.
Plug-in electric car sales in Canada for Jan: Outlander has landed (plus 2017 analysis)
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV helped the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market to its first 1,000-unit January last month. The company sold 174 of its plug-in hybrid SUV in its first full month...Matthew Klippenstein
What if car buyers aren't ready for electric cars, even in California?
It's accepted wisdom among electric-car fans and advocates that within a few years, mass-market car buyers will start snapping up battery-electric cars.
First, battery prices have to come down to the...Matthew Klippenstein
Plug-in electric car sales in Canada for 2017: two Dec debuts before ZEV rules
Plug-in electric vehicles topped 1 percent of Canadian new-car sales in the second half of 2017, but will fall just short of that milestone for the full year.
They’ll probably end around 0.95...Matthew Klippenstein
Canadian electric-car news: apartment charging, electric trucks, Electra Meccanica Solo
Of all the Canadian electric-car news that rounds out 2017, the Vancouver suburb of Richmond’s new requirement that 100 percent of apartments and condominiums be ready for plug-in vehicles may...Matthew Klippenstein
Awake at the wheel: Tesla is far from alone in electric trucks
This time, Elon Musk is not alone.
In mid-December, Daimler delivered its first 14 Fuso eCanter electric delivery trucks to customers in Germany, a reminder that while Tesla caught car companies...Matthew Klippenstein
A record 582 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids were sold in Canada last month, two months after Chevy delivered a then-record 483 Volts in September.
The achievement is even more impressive considering...
Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Oct 2017: Chevy’s dominant duo
The dominant duo of the Chevy Volt and Bolt EV continued their winning ways in the Canadian market for new plug-in electric cars during October.
Chevrolet sold 424 Volts to start the fourth quarter,...Matthew Klippenstein
Canada electric-car news: EV Awards, surging Solo sales, electric-bus boom
Coming in mid-October, Canadian Thanksgiving roughly coincides with the return of ice hockey.
This year, the country’s plug-in electric vehicle fans have their own reasons for giving...Matthew Klippenstein
Plug-in electric car sales In Canada, Sep 2017: 1 percent now, 99 percent to go
The market share of plug-in electric cars in Canada appears to have topped 1 percent for the first time ever last month.
Final sales totals won’t be available until registration data arrives...Matthew Klippenstein
Tesla's solar and battery project in Hawaii: we do the math
Tesla’s summer announcement of the world’s biggest battery-storage system in South Australia characteristically kept key details confidential.
Fortunately, while mystery and mystique...Matthew Klippenstein
Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Aug 2017: Chevy Volt's 50th win
The Chevrolet Volt won its 17th straight Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales title in August, which became its 50th overall.
Much has changed since its September 2011 arrival in the home of the...Matthew Klippenstein