The 10 best-selling electric cars in Canada in 2022

Tesla Model 3 is the best selling electric car in Canada in 2022
  • The Tesla Model 3 is once again the best-selling electric vehicle in Canada

  • The Ford Mustang Mach-E came in third

  • Hyundai has two electric vehicles in the top 5


The year 2022 will be another tough year for the automotive industry in Canada, with a nearly 20% drop in overall sales. Production issues that choked dealer inventories and rising prices and interest rates in the second half of the year combined to make it extremely difficult to buy a new car this year. However, Canadian sales in 2022 are slightly up when it comes to electric vehicles.

Not that EVs don’t face the same issues as any other vehicle last year, but at least 2022 will see the launch or start of production of several new models, helping boost sales. Important names like Hyundai IONIQ 5the Volkswagen ID.4 and the Kia EV6 are big players in 2022, as well as several luxury electric vehicles such as BMW iXwhich had a successful first year.

Of course, Tesla remained the EV sales champion in Canada, finishing first and second with the Model 3 and Model Y respectively. As usual, Tesla’s Canadian sales are not officially reported. However, the numbers below, provided by the Automotive News data center, are generally considered as accurate as possible when it comes to Tesla sales.

The Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling electric vehicle in Canada in 2022, with approximately 14,400 units sold. The Model Y leapfrogged the Kona EV to take second place last year with about 8,000 units, while the Mustang Mach-E fell from fifth place in 2021 to third.

The Hyundai Kona EV, which finished as the second best-selling EV in Canada in 2021, dropped to fourth place, largely because the IONIQ 5, which finished in fifth place, had its first full year of production. With more than 10,000 Hyundai electric vehicles sold in Canada last year, Hyundai surpassed all other Canadian automakers except Tesla in total EV sales.

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The Chevrolet Bolt also had a strong 2022. GM gave us numbers for the Bolt EUV (6th place) and the Bolt (7th place). Together, the Bolt has sold 5,963 units, making it the 4th best-selling EV in Canada by 2022. The Volkswagen ID.4 (2,166 units), the Nissan LEAF (1,542 units) and the new Kia EV6 (1,460 units) will complete the top 10.

  1. Tesla Model 3 – 14,400 units*

    Tesla Model 3 Photo: Tesla
    Tesla Model 3 Photo: Tesla

  2. Tesla Model Y – 8,000 units*

    Tesla Model Y 2022 Performance |  Photo: Vincent Aube
    Tesla Model Y 2022 Performance | Photo: Vincent Aube

  3. Ford Mustang Mach-E – 6,048 units

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

  4. Hyundai Kona EV – 5,665 units

    2022 Hyundai Kona EV | Photo: Hyundai

  5. Hyundai IONIQ 5 – 5,037 units

    Hyundai IONIQ 5 2022
    Hyundai IONIQ 5 2022

  6. Chevrolet Bolt EUV – 3,399 units

    2022 Chevrolet Bolt SUV | Photo: Chevy

  7. Chevrolet Bolt – 2,564 units

    chevrolet bolt ev 2022
    2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV | Photo: Olivier Delorme

  8. Volkswagen ID.4 – 2,166 units

    Volkswagen ID.4 2023 |  Photo: Volkswagen
    Volkswagen ID.4 2023 | Photo: Volkswagen

  9. Nissan LEAF – 1,542 units

    2023 Nissan Leaf |  Photo: Nissan
    2023 Nissan Leaf | Image: Nissan

  10. Kia EV6 – 1,460 units

    2022 Kia EV6 LR AWD | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

  11. BMW iX – 1,296 units

    2023 BMW iX M60
    2023 BMW iX M60 | Photo: Charles Jolicoeur

  12. Tesla Model X – 1,200 units*

    tesla model x
    Tesla Model X Photo: Tesla

  13. Audi e-tron – 1,154 units

    Audi e-tron Sportback
    2021 Audi e-tron Sportback | Photo: Olivier Delorme

  14. Audi Q4 e-tron – 872 units

    Audi-Q4-50-e-tron-quattro-5671
    Audi Q4 50 e-tron Quattro | Photo: Audi

  15. Mazda MX-30 – 812 units

    Mazda MX-30 2022 | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

  16. Tesla Model S – 800 units

    Tesla Model S
    Tesla Model S

  17. BMW i4 – 758 units

    2022 BMW i4 M50 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

  18. Volvo XC40 – 750 units*

    Volvo XC40 Recharge Photo: Volvo
    Volvo XC40 Recharge Photo: Volvo

  19. Toyota bZ4X – 702 units

    Toyota bZ4X 2023
    Toyota bZ4X 2023 | Photo: Louis-Philippe Dube

  20. Kia Soul EV – 691 units

    Kia Soul EV

  21. Porsche Taycan – 596 units

    Porsche Taycan GTS | Photo: Charles Jolicoeur

  22. Genesis GV60 – 529 units

    2023 Genesis GV60 Performance AWD |  Photo: Charles Jolicoeur
    2023 Genesis GV60 Performance AWD | Photo: Charles Jolicoeur

  23. Mercedes-Benz EQS – 458 units

    2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

  24. Volvo C40 – 446 units

    2023 Volvo C40 Photo: Volvo

  25. Kia Niro EV – 433 units

    Kia Niro EV

  26. Audi e-tron GT – 223 units

    Audi RS e-tron GT 2022 |  Photo: Charles Jolicoeur
    Audi RS e-tron GT 2022 | Photo: Charles Jolicoeur

  27. Subaru Solterra – 140 units

    Subaru Solterra EV 2023 | Photo: Subaru

  28. Mercedes-Benz EQB – 38 units

    Mercedes-Benz EQB 2022 |  Photo: Dan Heyman
    Mercedes-Benz EQB 2022 | Photo: Dan Heyman

  29. Jaguar i-PACE – 36 units

    2022 Jaguar I‑PACE
    Jaguar I-Pace 2022 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

  30. Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV – 28 units

    Mercedes-Benz SUV EQS 1
    Mercedes-Benz SUV EQS | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

  31. BMW i7 – 10 units

    BMW i7 2023 |  Photo: Anthony Lemonde
    BMW i7 2023 | Photo: Anthony Lemonde

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