Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Feb 2017: Bolt sprints to a speedy start

The Chevy Bolt EV electric car got off to a fast start in its first full month of Canadian sales, selling 86 vehicles in February.

Excluding its first week of availability in late January, the Bolt enjoyed the fourth-best debut month of any plug-in electric vehicle in the Canadian market.

It trailed the Tesla Model S (95 in December 2012), the Chevy Volt (143 in September 2011) and the Tesla Model X (156 in June 2016).

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Sadly for General Motors’ marketing team, Jamaica’s namesake eight-time gold medalist sprinter Usain Bolt recently signed with Nissan as its Director of Excitement.

The Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, meanwhile, enjoyed its eleventh consecutive month atop the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market in February.

Its 266 sales were up slightly from 256 in January, and it continues to

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