New figures show that so far in 2016, the Nissan LEAF is the third best-selling passenger car overall in Norway. There are already close to 25,000 Nissan LEAFs on Norwegian roads and sales in the country are growing rapidly, with 2,450 units sold so far in 2016 – an increase of 58.7 percent compared with the same period last year. These figures come after Nissan announced sales of 16,916 electric cars in Europe for the 2015-16 fiscal year – a new annual record.
Nissan made an early commitment to zero emission technology, recognising it as a sustainable, practical transport solution. Nissan has supported 100 percent electric mobility since 2010, long before competitors entered the market, introducing theNissan LEAF as the world’s first mass-market electric car and thee-NV200, a practical and versatile all-electric commercial vehicle.
Norway has one of the largest EV markets in Europe, with EVs accounting for 15 percent of new car sales so far in 2016. Nissan has supported the development of quick charging infrastructure for EVs in Norway, partnering with supermarket chain, KIWI, to install 50 quick chargers at their stores throughout the country.
Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe, said: “Norway is spearheading the switch to sustainable mobility and we’re delighted that the Nissan LEAF continues to be ranked as one of the most popular vehicles in the country. Nissan has been at the forefront of the electric vehicle movement since the introduction of the Nissan LEAF in 2010 and with its third generation now available, we are confident that we will retain a leading position in the ever-expanding EV market.”
Launched in Europe earlier this year, the Nissan LEAF 30 kWhdelivers up to 250 km of driving range on a single charge – a 26 percent increase on its predecessor. Coupled with its low running costs, spaciousness, innovative technology and safety features, the Nissan LEAF offers a fun, practical, zero emission mobility solution for all.