ZEV adoption in Canada grows to 5.6% in 2021 with British Columbia leading the way

The number of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) in Canada continues to rise, but there is still a long way to go to reach the government’s goal of 100% ZEV sales by 2035.

According to new data from IHS Markit, the share of ZEVs in Canada increased to 5.6% in 2021, up from 3.8% in 2020.

Of that number, just 0.01% were hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

The province with the highest number of ZEV registrations is British Columbia, with 13% of all new car registrations being zero emission last year.

That’s an impressive jump for BC from what was an already impressive 9.4% in 2020.

“British Columbia leads the way with adoption of electrification, and ZEVs account for 13% of all new light vehicles for 2021 in the province. B.C. volume represents 28% of all ZEV registrations in Canada and volume grew 57%,” IHS Markit’s latest Automotive Insights reports. (via Castanet)

In terms of cities, Vancouver has the country’s highest market share of ZEVs, sitting at 15% by the end of 2021.

Montreal was second at 10.7% and Toronto in third at 4.3%.

When it comes to which brand has the highest numbers of ZEVs on Canadian roads, Tesla is unsurprisingly at the top of the list.

According to data from Automotive Insights, there are currently 32,262 Tesla cars and SUVs in Canada.

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