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|
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.