2016 has got off to a great start for Nissan, not only is their LEAF model the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV), but it is now also the third best-selling passenger car overall in Norway.
Currently there are nearly 25,000 Nissan LEAF’S on Norwegian roads and sales in the country are rapidly growing, with 2,450 units sold already for 2016 – an increase of 58.7% when compared to the same period last year. These figures follow just after Nissan announces sales of 16,916 electric cars in Europe for the 2015-16 fiscal year – a new annual record.
Nissan has been the leader in zero emission technology, recognising at an early stage as a sustainable, practical transport solution. Nissan has supported 100% electric mobility since 2010 – way before any of its competitors, 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.
Accounting for 15% of new car sales so far in 2016 it’s no surprise that Norway has one of the largest EV markets in Europe. Providing continual support to Norway, Nissan has partnered with supermarket chain, KIWI, to install 50 quick chargers at their stores throughout the country.
Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicle, 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. We are confident that we will retain a leading position in the ever-expanding EV market.”
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