Tesla Model 3 was Canada’s Best-Selling EV Across 7 Provinces

As electric vehicles (EVs) continue to gain widespread consumer popularity in Canada, one model is taking the throne thus far this year.

Driving.ca looked at the best-selling EVs in each province for the first eight months of 2022, and the Tesla Model 3 was the top-selling EV in seven of the country’s provinces, based on the latest data from Transport Canada.

The Model 3 outsold all other EVs by a wide margin from January through September in six of the seven provinces it topped: Alberta (165 units), British Columbia (3,848 units), Manitoba (35 units), Nova Scotia (55 units), Ontario (2,213 units) and Quebec 3,325 units), and it tied for first with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 in New Brunswick (44 units each).

The news also comes despite the Model 3’s lack of eligibility for Transport Canada’s due to its price tag getting bumped out of the country’s eligible incentive range earlier this year. The Canadian government’s iZEV program offers a $5,000 CAD rebate on EV purchases up to $55,000 CAD.

As of August, Tesla had led the federal EV rebate program, before price increases pushed the EV past eligibility markers for the country’s EV incentives.

With 25,452 of the $5,000 rebate handed out to Canadian EV buyers during the first eight months of 2022, the Model 3 outsold the other EVs in the country.

Other front-runners were the Hyundai Kona EV in Newfoundland and Labrador (32 units), the Chevy Bolt and Kona EV on Prince Edward Island (14 units each).