Zero-emission vehicles in British Columbia, 2020

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Release date: April 22, 2021
Infographic: Zero-emission vehicles in British Columbia, 2020
Description: Zero-emission vehicles in British Columbia, 2020

Zero-emission vehicles in British Columbia, 2020

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) account for the largest share of new zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) registrations in British Columbia.

New ZEV registrations represented 8.4% (15,211) of total new vehicle registrations in British Columbia in 2020, up from 7.8% a year earlier.

Nevertheless, new ZEV registrations edged down (-1,769) year over year.

Proportion of ZEV registrations
Table summary
This table displays the results of Table 1. The information is grouped by Reference period (appearing as row headers), ZEVs proportion (appearing as column headers).
Reference period ZEVs proportion
2011 0.05%
2012 0.16%
2013 0.28%
2014 0.35%
2015 0.65%
2016 0.94%
2017 1.30%
2018 3.53%
2019 7.79%
2020 8.40%

Almost four-fifths of the new ZEVs registered in British Columbia in 2020 were BEVs (79.5%).

Victoria had the highest proportion of new ZEVs (12.9% or 1,222 vehicles), followed by Vancouver (10.9% or 10,594 vehicles).

Source: Statistics Canada, New Motor Vehicle Registration Survey, 2020.

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