See, Americans are not so different from Canadians. In fact, when we take a look at the 2014 Chevy Volt, we're exactly the same ... in our price drops anyway. Just as the US 2014 Volt got a $5,000 price drop last week, Chevrolet Canada has announced that the Volt up north will see a similar reduction. Sorry, the same price reduction.

In the US, the 2014 Volt will start at $34,995 (*including $810 for destination), when it goes on sale. While the US and Canadian dollars are roughly equal now ($1 Canadian equals 97 cents in the US today), the starting price for the Canadian Volt will be CDN$36,895, plus a $1,600 destination fee. The US has a $7,500 federal tax credit available nationwide, some provinces in Canada offer government incentives that range from $5,000 to $8,231. So, it all sort of comes out in the wash.

According to Hybrid Cars, the Volt is the best-selling plug-in vehicle in Canada, "outselling all plug-ins and EV's in 2012 combined. Reduced prices are the name of the game in the plug-in vehicle game these days, which has some interesting side effects for things like pick-ups.

*Note: 2013 Volt pictured.


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      Marco Polo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Grrr... WTF ? What about Australia ? The Holden Volt costs $60-5000, with no government incentives whatsoever. (Holden workers just voted for a pay-freeze to help out GM Australia ). How about a reduction in price from Detroit ? It's been known for Australians to drink beer........;)
        EZEE
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Marco Polo
        That's because the liberal leadership of Australia hates the environment.. We can call her 'Tar Sands....' I forget her name dammit!
          Marco Polo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @EZEE
          @ EZEE Hi, Ezee. "Liberal " in the Australian Political context refers to the centre-right Liberal Party, the dominant conservative party in Australian politics. The present Federal Australian government is the centre-left Labour party. The last four years have seen some pretty bizzare circumstances in Australian Federal Politics as the Labour government led by Prime Minister Julia Gilliard did not enjoy a majority but is forced to really upon the Green ( Left ) party and some opportunistic independent MP's. Her recent party room defeat by her long term rival Kevin Rudd, saw her deposed, along with half the government ministers. Her demise came from pursuing genuine left-wing policies, (Carbon Tax etc), while proving to be very unpopular with friend and foe alike. Her replacement, took fright from the opinion polls and dumped all her "principled'' moral choices and embraced the conservative policies of the opposition Liberal party, thus proving that although his predecessor was a woman of unpopular principles, he is man totally devoid of any principles ! The nation is currently enjoying the spectacle of the campaign for the General Election to be held in three weeks time. Fortunately, most of the ..ah..unusual political figures that dominated the last four years have mostly retired, and the incoming government can set about restoring the national economy (once the envy of the Western World). ( Sigh) But, no political party, not even the Greens, supports incentives for EV's !
      Josesito
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm seeing a lot of these here in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Good job GM!
      Ziv
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good news! Chevy seems to be doing it right on pricing.
      brotherkenny4
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh, beauty eh? Now we can spend more money on beers eh.
      Spec
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cool. Considering the winters, the Volt is a great plug-in vehicle for Canada. Now if they can only get Captain Tar Sands Harper to pass an incentive program.
        EZEE
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Spec
        Hey Spec I looked up incentives in Canada, and it is...mixed. Here is a quote: Ontario established a rebate between CAD 5,000 (4 kWh battery) to CAD 8,500 (17 kWh or more) (~US$4,991 to US$8,485), depending on battery size, for purchasing or leasing a new plug-in electric vehicle after July 1, 2010. The rebates are available to the first 10,000 applicants who qualify.[1][2] The province also introduced green-coloured licence plates for exclusive use of plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles.[1][3][4] These unique green vehicle plates allow PEV owners to travel in the province's carpool lanes until 2015 regardless of the number of passengers in the vehicle. Also, owners are eligible to use recharging stations at GO Transit and other provincially-owned parking lots.[1][4] The Volt qualifies (I did not copy the list of cars in the interest of brevety). Various provences have their own incetives - here is one (again, not copying all): Quebec began offering rebates of up to CAD 8,500 (US$8,485) beginning on January 1, 2012, for the purchase of new plug-in electric vehicles equipped with a minimum of 4 kWh battery, and new hybrid electric vehicles are eligible for a CAD 1,000 rebate. All-electric vehicles with high-capacity battery packs are eligible for the full CAD 8,000 rebate, and incentives are reduced for low-range electric cars and plug-in hybrids. Quebec's government earmarked CAD 50 million (US$49.9 million) for the program, and the maximum rebate amount is slowly reduced every year until a maximum of CAD 3,000 in 2015, but the rebates will continue until the fund runs out. There is also a ceiling for the maximum number of eligible vehicles: 10,000 for all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, and 5,000 for conventional hybrids. On the surface the numbers seem low, but they have a lower population than we do, so I didn't number crunch equivalency. So it looks like 'Tar Sands' Harper, and the various other regions have something in place. I will let everyone scream as to if it is good enough or not.
          Spec
          • 2 Years Ago
          @EZEE
          Yeah, various provinces have incentives but there is no Canadian (Federal) incentive. So it is like the fact that California, Georgia, Colorado, and others have incentives but without a Federal incentive. Some of their local ones are pretty good. But I like poking them about Harper.
          EZEE
          • 2 Years Ago
          @EZEE
          Oh! You caught something I didn't - when I saw 'Ontario' - for some reason I thought, "ottawa" and thought, 'federal.' But you are right...
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