Nissan LEAF is one of the top three 2016 passenger cars in Norway

OSLO, Norway (June 27, 2016) - New figures show that so far in 2016, the Nissan LEAF is not only the world's best-selling electric vehicle (EV), but also the third best-selling passenger car overall in Norway.

OSLO, Norway (June 27, 2016) – New figures show that so far in 2016, the Nissan LEAF is not only the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV), but also the third best-selling passenger car overall in Norway.

  • The Nissan LEAF is the third best-selling passenger car and the number one electric vehicle (EV) in Norway in 2016
  • Sales of the Nissan LEAF in Norway have grown significantly since last year
  • 2,450 units have been sold in 2016 so far, an increase of 58.7 percent compared with the same period last year
  • The model retains its position as the best-selling EV of all time with over 224,000 sales worldwide

OSLO, Norway – New figures show that so far in 2016, the Nissan LEAF is not only the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV), but also 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 to 2016 fiscal year, a new annual record.

When the new Nissan LEAF 30 kWh went on sale in Norway earlier this year, Nissan released a stunning short film revealing the new LEAF emerging from a block of ice in breathtaking Norefjell, Norway.

Nissan made an early commitment to zero emission technology, recognizing it as a sustainable, practical transport solution. Nissan has supported 100 percent electric mobility since 2010, long before competitors entered the market, introducing the Nissan LEAF as the world’s first mass-market electric car and the e-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.

“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,” said Gareth Dunsmore, director of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe. “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 kWh delivers 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.

(Source: http://www.newsroom.nissan-europe.com)