The province of Quebec accounted for the lion’s share of Canadian Chevrolet Bolt EV sales last year, with 70 percent of sales attributed to the region in 2019.
Total Chevrolet Bolt EV sales in Canada for 2019 amounted to some 4,050 units, with total Chevrolet Chevrolet Bolt EV sales in Quebec amounting to 2,829 units. A little quick math reveals that Quebec scooped up roughly 69.9 percent of sales for the all-electric hatchback in Canada.
While some of that number may be attributed to population, given Quebec is the second-most populous province in Canada behind Ontario, government rebates also undoubtedly play a role, with a maximum combined $13,000 in rebates offered.
That includes $5,000 off the new vehicle purchase price through the federal iZEV program, and a further $8,000 rebate offered through the Quebec government. The Canadian province of British Columbia is the only other province to offer new-vehicle EV incentives. However, British Columbia is not as populous as Quebec, with a population of 5 million compared to the 8.5 million living in Quebec.
Last year, Quebec’s government joined the federal Canadian government in the Drive to Zero Pledge during an event in New York. The pledge is a commitment towards making zero-emission vehicle technology commercially viable for the truck and bus industry in the next five years.
The latest 2020 model year for the Chevrolet Bolt EV brings a mild refresh that includes a few small aesthetic changes for the front fascia, extra miles between plug-in sessions, and extra safety technology as well. Maximum range is now set at 259 miles, up from the previous model’s rating of 238 miles. Looking ahead, the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV is expected to receive a more extensive mid-cycle refresh with a new, sportier fascia, a new rear fascia, adaptive cruise control, a redesigned interior, new infotainment features, and new seats. The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV will debut in the summer of 2020.