100% Electric Nissan LEAF best selling car in Norway for October

"New Nissan LEAF 2013"

New Nissan LEAF 2013

The Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling 100% electric vehicle, has for the first time claimed the number one spot in Norway’s passenger car sales chart. In October, the zero emission family car outsold all of its internal combustion engine, hybrid and electric rivals, taking almost 6% of the total passenger vehicle market.

Nissan’s second generation LEAF, which was launched earlier in the year, continues to lead the way in zero emission mobility. The Nissan LEAF consistently performs outstandingly in the Norwegian market, the undisputed electric car capital of the world, taking fourth in the sales charts for 2013 to date with over 3% of the market.

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.

October 2013 Sales in Norway

Position Model Sales Percentage
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

2013 January to October Car Sales in Norway

Position Model Sales Percentage
1 Volkswagen Golf 6239 5.3
2 Toyota Auris 3982 3.4
3 Mazda CX-5 3950 3.3
4 Nissan LEAF 3755 3.2
5 Toyota Yaris 3656 3.1

 

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