Tesla Model S is Canada's Best-Selling Electric Car

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Tesla Model S is Canada’s best-selling electric so far this year.

Last year, the Model S helped Tesla gain 20-percent EV market penetration in Canada, but that figure has risen to 43 percent this year, through the third quarter. Compared to other automakers that offer electric vehicles, Tesla has an impressive lead.

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Nissan Canada has 35-percent market share in the EV market (down from 40 percent in 2012) while Mitsubishi holds 11 percent (down from 31 percent). Mercedes-Benz with its Smart Fortwo carries 8-percent market share while Ford has 3 percent of the pie. Toyota Canada holds the least amount of Canada’s electric-vehicle market with just 0.1 percent.

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[Source: IHS Automotive]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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