Updated Electric Vehicle Statistics for Prince Edward Island

I first reported on the number of electric vehicles registered by the Province of PEI last year; I received updated numbers for 2020 late last week, and here’s a year-on-year comparison:

Vehicle Type 2019 2020 Increase
Battery Electric 33 84 150%
Hybrid 403 862 113%
Plug-in Hybrid 7 57 714%
TOTAL 443 1,003 126%

Battery electric” vehicles are ones that run entirely on electricity; “hybrid” vehicles run on both gasoline and electricity but don’t plug in (the battery is charged by the gasoline engine), and ”plug-in hybrid” vehicles run on both gasoline and electricity (and the battery is charged both by the gasoline engine, and if plugged into the mains).

I suspect that the dramatic more-than-doubling in electric vehicles over the last year is due a combination of an actual increase and in better data quality control, spurred by the fact that electric vehicles are entitled to free motor vehicle registration. Nonetheless, the growth is good to see.


Todd Gallant's picture
Todd Gallant on August 24, 2020 - 12:08 Permalink

Thanks Peter!

That is quite an increase. I’ve definitely seen more on the road these days but it’s nice to get confirmation.


Ton Zijlstra's picture
Ton Zijlstra on August 24, 2020 - 12:28 Permalink

That's a good jump in numbers. How does that play out against other fuel engine cars? Is there a relative rise as well?

John Horne's picture
John Horne on August 24, 2020 - 17:14 Permalink

Another reason for the incredible increase is the fact that the Federal iZEV rebate has been available for the last 15 months.
Either way, I’d say the EV Revolution is well underway in PEI!

Todd Gallant's picture
Todd Gallant on August 24, 2021 - 12:26 Permalink

Any chance of getting some 2021 numbers?