Nissan LEAF Grabs 95 Percent of Total Electric Vehicles Sales in Norway in May


2013 Nissan LEAF on bus lane

2013 Nissan LEAF in Bus Lane

To say that the Nissan LEAF dominates electric vehicle sales in Norway would be the understatement of the century.

2013 Nissan LEAF

2013 Nissan LEAF

The LEAF so soundly trumps all other available EVs in Norway in sales that domination is too soft a word.

In May, LEAF sales in Norway check in at 330 units.  That’s nearly 95% of the 348 total electric vehicles sold there last month.  You see, domination doesn’t even truly describe the LEAF’s spectacular dominance of the segment.

330 LEAFs sold in May in Norway in below the 455 units sold in April, but the LEAF is still on a roll for 2013.  Nissan says year-over-year results for LEAF sales in Norway have nearly doubled.

The LEAF alone captured 2.7% of the entire automotive market in Norway in May.

Norway’s top-seller, the Volkswagen Golf, only manage 512 units sold in May, so the LEAF is less than 200 units shy from taking the lead.

Could it soon be true that the LEAF becomes the overall sales leader in Norway?  Maybe.  Fingers crossed.

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Tesla is about to take a meaningful chunck out of that percentage, but it will likely be on top of the LEAF sales. The two are not direct competitors. Look for sizeable Model S numbers in July.

The numbers might be little lower now, because the new model will start shipping in the next weeks in Norway and all current sales are still the old one.
The Leaf has still the chance to get over 500 units per month until the Renault Zoe arrives, which might take several more month or even not happen this year. I have no idea why Renault is so sloppy in this important European market.

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the Leaf is also growing in Sweden, much lower sales there, but with 129 units YtD it has already passed over the 125 units of the entire last year.

Seeing as the Leaf has much better cold weather performance of the battery system than the Tesla S (my roadster doesn’t have 1/4 the loss the S does) , it will be interesting to see if the news MEDIA makes an issue of the superior performance of the Leaf in cold weather vs. the “s”

And with the british built Leaf arriving next month, numbers will surely increase