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Norway hits 1,000 Nissan Leaf sales in six months

Nissan in Norway has sold 1,000 Nissan Leafs in just six months, taking almost 2% of the total car market in February, which the manufacturer says demonstrates the impact of comprehensive incentives and a developed charging infrastructure.

It’s helped the Nissan Leaf become the second best-selling Nissan in Norway and the ninth best-selling passenger car overall in February.

Norway has the highest level of support in Europe for electric vehicle purchases with zero VAT, no new car tax, free parking, exemption from some tolls and the use of bus lanes in Oslo. The existing on-street charging infrastructure in Oslo currently has approximately 3,500 public charging points, many of them free to use.

Olivier Paturet, general manager of Zero Emission Strategy at Nissan Europe, said: "We are very happy to see that the ambition of the Norwegian government has matched our own with strong support for the widespread introduction of electric vehicles.

“The Norwegian package of incentives is unsurpassed and the recharging infrastructure is established and accessible.

“We can see that Norway is leading the way with its proactive approach to encouraging its citizens to drive electric vehicles. We hope it will continue with the further development and upgrading of the charging infrastructure."

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  • GrumpyOldMen - 30/04/2012 16:32

    Good to see an excellent EV take up in a country where electricity generation is appropriate for the application. We should be envious.

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