Nissan Celebrates LEAF at #1 in Passenger Vehicle Sales in Norway

4 years ago by Mark Kane 1

Nissan LEAF sales in Norway

Nissan LEAF sales in Norway

New 2013 Model Year LEAF (Pictured: New Top Of The Line SV Model w/Optional 17" Wheels)

2013 Model Year LEAF

In October, Nissan grab its first number 1 in terms of passenger vehicle sales for the LEAF in Norway.

Today, the Japanese automaker published a press release on this topic in which it notes that, to date, the Nissan LEAF is the fourth best selling passenger vehicle in Norway.

October 2013 Sales in Norway

Position

Model

Sales

Percentage

1

Nissan LEAF

716

5.6

2

Toyota Auris

679

5.3

3

Volkswagen Golf

646

5.0

4

Skoda Octavia

540

4.2

5

Toyota Yaris

446

3.5

6

Volvo V40

319

2.5

7

Toyota RAV-4

300

2.3

8

Mazda CX-5

299

2.3

9

Volvo V70

291

2.3

10

Suzuki SX4

277

2.1

2013 January to October Car Sales in Norway

Position

Model

Sales

Percentage

1

Volkswagen Golf

6239

5.3

2

Toyota Auris

3982

3.4

3

Mazda CX-5

3950

3.3

4

Nissan LEAF

3755

3.2

5

Toyota Yaris

3656

3.1

According to Nissan, the new sales record comes from an “increase in demand outside of major cities.”  Of course, the main force behind EV sales in Norway “is package of incentives including zero VAT and zero road tax for electric vehicles as part of efforts to improve air quality for all citizens“.

Jean-Pierre Diernaz, Nissan Europe Director of Electric Vehicles, comments:

“We have had incredibly strong sales this year in Norway and with the introduction of the new Nissan LEAF in the middle of 2013, we have seen that level not just maintained, but exceeded. To get the number one spot is an extraordinary sales performance, even for the world’s best selling electric car, but to be number four in the charts for 2013 so far is something we are incredibly proud of. We continue to be successful in the main Norwegian cities, but the majority of our growth is coming from rural areas, which shows is the breadth of the Nissan LEAF’s appeal.”

Jacek Gorski, Nissan Nordic Europe Managing Director, said:

“It is no surprise that we are beating even our April record of second position with the new Nissan LEAF, we knew that that latest version was an even better fit to the Norwegian lifestyle. The increased boot capacity, five seats and standard quick charging make it a great family car. In addition, our engineers have designed a Nordic pack including battery heater, just for the Nordic region, to maintain customer satisfaction even in our very cold winters.”

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One response to "Nissan Celebrates LEAF at #1 in Passenger Vehicle Sales in Norway"

  1. Spec9 says:

    When Norway runs out of oil, they’ll be able to keep on driving with EVs fueled by hydropower, PV solar power, and wind power.