Nissan LEAF Sets Sales Record In Norway In Its First Month

MAR 1 2018 BY MARK KANE 14

New plug-in passenger car registrations in Norway – February 2018

The new Nissan LEAF made a big splash in Norway, setting its new monthly sales record in February – its first month of availability.

2018 Nissan LEAF

We expected that something big was hanging in the air as preliminary data indicated lots of registrations during the first two weeks of the month.

Ultimately, the Nissan LEAF achieved 781 sales in Norway in February, capturing 36% of all BEV registrations and grabbing the highest sales result of any car.

In total, 4,448 passenger plug-ins were registered last month (up 13.6% year-over-year), at 43.6% market share. Plug-ins outsold diesel cars (20.6% market share) 2 to 1.

Plug-in growth decreased, but overall car sales in Norway decreased by 13.5% so being 13.6% up is not bad – especially as lot of consumers wait for new plug-in models in thousands-long queue largely created by production constraints..

See Also – Nissan LEAF Improved Its Sales Record In Japan – 3,768 Sold In January

Here are the details:

  • BEVs 2,198 (+18%, good for 21.6% market share) + 873 ‘used’ + 80 vans (72 new and 8 used) + 2 FCV
  • PHEVs 2,250 (+9%, good for 22.1% market share)

New plug-in passenger car registrations in Norway – February 2018

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43 % wow.. Let s hope by the years’ s end plug ins are majority of vehiles sales there. F yaa! It Is HAPPENING.

2 FCV? What is that? If fuel cell, how much to fuel after free period expires in Norway?

Lets conclude after three monts in Europe there can only be one bestseller out there, the LEAF!

Bravo Norway. Probably people there are way more concern about the environment then the rest of us. Wish we could do the same in Québec. We do have the Hydro electricity, we just need people more buying electric car. Great Olympic also

Norway has a dark side… They recently approved drilling for oil in the Arctic.

I wonder the same
We have big mouth here but no action

Hei guys, I’m from Norway. People here are not concern abt envirment but toll prices Because Electric car r free of it.

Yes, we know. The reduced import tax is bigger. But this is a smart move by Norway….sell your oil to the suckers while you drive on cheap Norway generated hydroelectricity and wind electricity.

Norway needs to make their home-heating more efficient though…more insulation and try to install heat-pumps. They built too much electric resistive heating because of their cheap hydroelectricity. It is more valuable now because you can use it in EVs or export it to Europe.

More EVs don’t mean that much more Electricity needed. All cars in Germany would need only 10% More Electricity needed Here.

Congrats to Nissan!

However, you need to put in more effort. Passive thermal control of your battery is weak sauce. And your design still leaves much to be desired. But you are still MUCH better than most car companies on EVs. Tesla and GM are doing better than you though.

Remember that norway owns 1% of all the shares in the world. They have mad alot of money from selling oil for many years.

Great news. With bigger batteries and less charge cycles the batteries will last longer in terms of calendar years too.

Congratulations to all the Norwegian Nordic teams. Great Olympic efforts.

It takes more electricity to refine gasoline then it does to charge everyone’s car if we all had EVs. Imagine how much energy it takes to pump a ten thousand foot long 4cm ID steel rod up and down 3 meters. How much power does it take to pump molasses like oil thousands of mile through a pipeline. Every refinery has s million volt direct feed from a power plant and used as much electricity has a small city.