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Automotive Insights – Canadian EV Information and Analysis Q3 2022

Automotive Insights – Canadian EV Information and Analysis Q3 2022


  • In Canada, trends in zero-emission vehicles (ZEV = BEV and
    PHEV) picked up dramatically for all light vehicle registrations as
    of quarter 3 2022.
  • ZEVs account for one out of every 12 new vehicles registered in
    Canada. ZEVs market share increased to 8.4% for 2022, up from 5.3%
    in the previous period.
  • The market share of battery electric vehicles (BEV) increased
    to 6.5%, with volume increasing by 56.0% year over year. Year over
    year, total ZEV volume increased by 38.8%.

National Enhanced Fuel Type Trend

When compared to Q3 2021 year to date, new vehicle registrations
have fallen by 12.5% overall and the combined volume of xEV light
vehicles (EV/PHEV/HEV/ FCEV) increased by 14.7% as of Q3 2022. xEVs
now account for 15.2% of all new registrations; while traditional
ICE vehicles account for 84.8%.

Further comparisons of Q3 2022 against the previous year show
BEVs and PHEVs saw volume gains (25,368 and 287), while HEV and
FCEV each saw volume declines.

Inventory constraints continue to play a role on new vehicle
registrations. Despite the constraints, BEV adoption rates continue
to increase and have doubled from Q3 2021 (3.7%).

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This article was published by S&P Global Mobility and not by S&P Global Ratings, which is a separately managed division of S&P Global.