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Nissan LEAF best selling car in Norway in October

The Nissan LEAF has for the first time claimed the number one spot in Norway’s passenger car sales chart. In October, the battery-electric family car outsold all of its internal combustion engine, hybrid and electric rivals, posting 716 units for 5.6% of the total passenger vehicle market.

The LEAF is the fourth best-seller in the Norwegian market for 2013 to date, with 3,755 units sold for 3.2% of the market. For the first 10 months of 2013, the VW Golf remains the top seller, with 6,239 units and 5.3% of the market, followed by the Toyota Auris in second and the Mazda CX-5 in third place. Fifth is the Toyota Yaris.

October 2013 Sales in Norway
Ranking Model Sales Market %
1 Nissan LEAF 716 5.6
2 Toyota Auris 679 5.3
3 Volkswagen Golf 646 5.0
4 Skoda Octavia 540 4.2
5 Toyota Yaris 446 3.5
6 Volvo V40 319 2.5
7 Toyota RAV-4 300 2.3
8 Mazda CX-5 299 2.3
9 Volvo V70 291 2.3
10 Suzuki SX4 277 2.1

Norway has been the center 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. Tesla’s Model S spiked as the top seller in Norway in September.



I suppose as long as people can plug them in in winter to keep them warm, they will be OK.

I would like to see how much tax they pay on a 1.4 Golf in comparison to the leaf.

Norway is awash in high grade energy, so they may as well sell the oil and use their hydro electricity to power their short-medium range cars.


Why the gm phev chevrolet volt 4 cylinders automatic is not sold on this market.

One theory i have but im not sure is that the volt cost more to build then the leaf. As it is sold here in north-america at approx the same price that the leaf so the volt is a bargain compare to the leaf.


The tax breaks might only be for pure EVs.


The new tax break (for the next 2 years) in our area will be based on the size of the on-board battery pack. It may be near $300 to $400 per kWh with a ceiling of $10K to $12K per vehicle. Taxis operating in large cities may get a better deal.

Support for home charger + installation will be 50% with a ceiling of $3K per household or apartment.
Taxis will get a much better deal.

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