Tesla Tops iZEV Incentive Program Top 10 Selling Electric Vehicles Ranking

Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3 | Photo: Tesla
  • The Tesla Model 3 is no longer eligible for the iZEV rebate, but it remains the most popular vehicle in the program

  • Hyundai is having great success with the IONIQ 5 and the Kona EV

  • Quebec is by far the province with the most registered models eligible for the iZEV program

Nearly 7,000 buyers of electric vehicles sold in Canada last August were eligible for a rebate from the Government of Canada’s iZEV incentive program. Of the number, about a third were new Tesla Model 3 owners.

The Tesla Model 3 has indeed largely dominated the list of best-selling electric vehicles as part of the iZEV incentive program. This program provides up to $5,000 in rebates for electric cars whose base model is offered for less than $55,000 and which do not exceed $65,000. Eligible electric SUVs must cost less than $60,000 for the base model and less than $70,000 for other trims.

The program was particularly popular in August when 6,956 electric vehicles received a discount. Of these, 2,177 were Tesla Model 3 models which, however, are no longer eligible for iZEV program incentives.

In reality, only the rear-wheel-drive version of the Model 3 was eligible for the program, but since November 2021 no Tesla is eligible for an incentive from the Government of Canada. The vehicles registered last August are therefore Model 3s ordered before November.

More than half of the models were sold in Quebec (3,518 units sold) while British Columbia (1,669 units sold) and Ontario follow (1,373 units sold).

It is important to note that we are only talking here about vehicles eligible for iZEV program rebates. That said, the following ranking is not much different from that of the best-selling electric vehicles, incentive or not.

So here are the 10 most popular electric vehicles in the iZEV program in 2022.

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3 | Photo: Tesla

August 2022 sales: 2,177 units

2022 sales: 9,725 units

Hyundai IONIQ 5

Hyundai IONIQ 5 2022

August 2022 sales: 251 units

2022 sales: 3,787 units

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Hyundai Kona EV

2022 Hyundai Kona EV | Photo: Hyundai

August 2022 sales: 555 units

2022 sales: 3,203 units

Chevrolet Bolt EUV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Photo: Chevrolet

August 2022 sales: 804 units

2022 sales: 1,878 units

Ford Mustang Mach E

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition | Photo: Ford

August 2022 sales: 475 units

2022 sales: 978 units

Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan LEAF PLUS
Nissan LEAF PLUS | Photo: Nissan

August 2022 sales: 244 units

2022 sales: 852 units

Chevrolet Bolt

August 2022 sales: 262 units

2022 sales: 835 units

Kia EV6

Kia EV6 2022 | Photo: Kia

August 2022 sales: 148 units

2022 sales: 697 units

Polestar 2

2022 Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor | Photo: Olivier Delorme

August 2022 sales: 110 units

2022 sales: 388 units

MINI Cooper SE

2020 MINI Cooper SE | Photo: MINI

August 2022 sales: 105 units

2022 sales: 294 units

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