At the end of the third quarter, Tesla and Hyundai remain locked in a tight race for the title of highest-volume brand under the federal Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles (iZEV) program, as both automakers breezed past the 10,000-vehicle mark for 2022.
Tesla, Hyundai neck and neck when it comes to federal iZEV rebates through Q3
Both automakers breezed past the 10,000-vehicle mark for 2022.
IZEV PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
The iZEV program provides a $5,000 rebate for BEVs, as well as PHEVs with electric range greater than 49 kilometres. PHEVs with less electric range qualify for $2,500.
The same eligibility criteria applies to both categories. Zero-emission passenger cars starting at less than $55,000, and higher-cost variants up to $65,000 qualify for the incentives. Larger vehicles such as pickups, minivans and SUVs must have a base price of less than $60,000, and higher-cost variants must start at less than $70,000. Higher-cost trim levels are not eligible.
Tesla kept its nose ahead in September, delivering 1,116 Model 3s eligible for the incentive.
Hyundai shipped a blend of about 1,000 battery-electric Konas and Ioniq 5s, plus nearly 100 Tucson and Sante Fe plug-in hybrids, for total deliveries of 1,095 vehicles eligible for iZEV during the month.
Chevrolet consolidated its third-place position with the delivery of 594 Bolt EUVs and 495 Bolts in September, but remains well off the pace year-to-date with 3,770 eligible deliveries.
Totals are based on the date the iZEV claim is submitted to Transport Canada, which occurs after the vehicle has been delivered to the consumer and the incentive has been applied at the point-of-sale.
iZEV incentives by brand
Eligible deliveries of the Ford Mach E dropped by more than half in September, sliding to 199 from 462 in August. Nevertheless, qualifying shipments of the compact crossover, which gained entry into the iZEV program in April, climbed to over 1,000 year-to-date.
The Polestar 2 continued to gain ground. The upstart electric brand delivered 177 eligible 2s last month, its highest tally to date.
iZEV incentives by BEV
|Tesla Model 3||1,116||2,176||10,836|
|Chevrolet Bolt EUV||594||759||2,399|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||303||247||4,073|
|Ford Mach e||199||462||1,114|
In the PHEV market, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe and Toyota Prius Prime were the only models to clear 200 eligible deliveries for the month, notching 275 and 247, respectively.
Eligible deliveries of the Toyota Rav4 were up by nearly two-thirds, climbing to 193 from 117 a month earlier. Shipments of the Hyundai Tucson and BMW 330e, meantime, stalled in September. Eligible deliveries of the respective models fell to 77 and 63 in September, from 192 and 132 in August.
iZEV incentives by PHEV
|Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV||275||322||1,870|
|Toyota Prius Prime PHEV||247||212||2,039|
|Ford Escape PHEV||197||202||2,122|
|Toyota Rav4 PHEV||193||117||1,032|
|Chrysler Pacifica PHEV||180||182||1,781|
|Hyundai Tucson PHEV||77||192||1,472|
|BMW 330e PHEV||63||132||592|
|Subaru Crosstrek PHEV||52||23||181|
|Lexus NX 450h+ PHEV||43||48||140|
|BMW x3 PHEV||35||40||310|
Eligible deliveries across Canada slid to 5,682 in September after hitting a 2022 high of nearly 7,000 in August.
The leading provinces posted commensurate declines, with 2,911 vehicles qualifying for iZEV shipped to Quebec last month, 1,221 to British Columbia, and 1,081 to Ontario. This compares with 3,480, 1,664 and 1,348 in August.
Though starting from a lower base, eligible deliveries in Nova Scotia nearly doubled in September, jumping to 104 vehicles from 58; 474 Nova Scotians have taken delivery of an eligible BEV or PHEV since the start of the year.
iZEV incentives by province
|Newfoundland and Labrador||24||27||182|
|Prince Edward Island||19||25||133|