Nissan Leaf tops Norway October car sales
Dubai, November 10, 2013
Nissan’s second generation Leaf, a 100 per cent electric vehicle, has claimed the number one spot in Norway’s passenger car sales chart in October.
In October, the zero emission family car, out sold all of its internal combustion engine, hybrid and electric rivals, taking almost 6 per cent of the total passenger vehicle market.
The Nissan Leaf consistently performs outstandingly in the Norwegian market, taking fourth in the sales charts for 2013 to date with over 3 per cent of the market.
Jean-Pierre Diernaz, Nissan Europe director of electric vehicles, said: “We have had incredibly strong sales this year in Norway and with the introduction of the new Nissan Leaf in the middle of 2013, we have seen that level not just maintained, but exceeded. To get the number one spot is an extraordinary sales performance, even for the world’s best selling electric car, but to be number four in the charts for 2013 so far is something we are incredibly proud of.”
Norway has been the centre of the electric vehicle market in Europe for some time, with a package of incentives including zero VAT and zero road tax for electric vehicles as part of efforts to improve air quality for all citizens, he said.
Jacek Gorski, Nissan Nordic Europe managing director, said: “It is no surprise that we are beating even our April record of second position with the new Nissan LEAF, we knew that that latest version was an even better fit to the Norwegian lifestyle. The increased boot capacity, five seats and standard quick charging make it a great family car. In addition, our engineers have designed a Nordic pack including battery heater, just for the Nordic region, to maintain customer satisfaction even in our very cold winters.” - TradeArabia News Service