Zero-emission vehicles in Ontario, 2020

Release date: April 22, 2021
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Zero-emission vehicles in Ontario, 2020

Registrations of new zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in Ontario remain below 2018 levels.

In 2020, 1.8% of new vehicles registered were ZEVs, up from 1.2% in 2019.

More new ZEVs were registered in Ontario in 2020 (10,515) than a year earlier (9,762), but registrations remained well below 2018 levels (16,365).


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 0.04%
2012 0.11%
2013 0.17%
2014 0.26%
2015 0.29%
2016 0.53%
2017 1.05%
2018 2.05%
2019 1.27%
2020 1.75%

Of the 10,515 new ZEVs registered in 2020, 77.6% were battery-electric vehicles, up from 67.2% in 2019.

In Toronto, 2.4% of new vehicles registered in 2020 were ZEVs, compared with 1.9% in Ottawa.

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


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