For the fourth successive year, the number of new motor vehicle registrations for gasoline vehicles in Saskatchewan has fallen by more than 2,000.
As per a report by Statistics Canada, in 2017, 52,000 new gasoline-fuel powered cars were registered in the province. Last year, that figure went down to just 40,219.
Registrations for electric vehicles have increased steadily over the same period. In total, 125 new battery-powered vehicles were registered last year compared to 13 in 2017, and 603 hybrid electric vehicles were registered in 2020 compared to 118 in 2017.
However, the total number of vehicles of all fuel types in Sask. Has also been falling year over year.
In 2017, 56,000 new motor vehicles were registered in the province. In 2020, there were only 44,684 registrations.