As we covered previously, buyers in the Canadian province of Quebec love the Chevrolet Bolt EV, as evidenced by the fact that 70 percent of all Canadian Chevrolet Bolt EV sales in 2019 are attributed to the region. Now, it’s looking like Quebec also loves the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, with a whopping 75 percent of all Canadian Volt sales going to the province last year.
Total Chevrolet Volt sales in Canada last year amounted to 1,958 units, 1,478 of which went to Quebec. For those of you without a calculator handy, that’s a sizable 75.5 percent of Canadian sales, all in a single province.
While Quebec’s high population undoubtedly played a role, with the province boasting the second-highest population in the country at roughly 8.5 million people, government incentives and a massive push for electrified transportation were likely the main drivers.
Buyers were offered a maximum combined $13,000 in government incentives, which includes $8,000 through the Quebec government, and an additional $5,000 through federal programs. Quebec is one of just two Canadian provinces to offer its own new-vehicle EV incentives, the other being British Columbia.
Production of the Chevrolet Volt was discontinued in February of 2019, with the final model produced rolling off the assembly line at the GM Detroit-Hamtramck assembly facility on February 19th in Mosaic Black Metallic paint. The final model was in the Premier trim level, and featured a Jet Black leather interior.
However, looking ahead, buyers in Quebec will still have a number of electrified models to choose from when it comes to the General Motors portfolio. With The General planning 20 new EVs by the year 2023, a slew of options will be available, including the upcoming GMC Hummer EV pickup truck.
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