Zero-emission vehicles in Canada, third quarter of 2020

Release date: February 11, 2021
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Description: Zero-emission vehicles in Canada, third quarter of 2020

Zero-emission vehicles in Canada, third quarter of 2020


Zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) as a proportion of total new vehicles registered in Canada
Table summary
This table displays the results of Zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) as a proportion of total new vehicles registered in Canada. The information is grouped by Reference period (appearing as row headers), ZEVs proportion (appearing as column headers).
Reference period ZEVs proportion
2011 0.03%
2012 0.12%
2013 0.18%
2014 0.29%
2015 0.37%
2016 0.63%
2017 1.00%
2018 2.21%
2019 2.91%
2020Note * 3.59%

Among the new ZEVs registered in the third quarter of 2020, 67.1% were battery electric vehicles. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles represented 32.9% of new ZEVs registered in this period.

In the third quarter of 2020, 18,771 new zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) were registered in Canada. These ZEVs represented 3.7% of total new vehicles registered in the third quarter of 2020, compared with 3.3% in the second quarter of 2020 and 3.9% in the first quarter.

Among these new ZEV registrations, 92.9% were in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.

Source: Statistics Canada, New Motor Vehicle Registration Survey, preliminary data for the third quarter of 2020.


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