Nissan LEAF rules EV sales in Norway

According to the latest car-sales figures from Norway, the best-selling car in the country for June 2018 and year-to-date is Japanese automaker Nissan’s LEAF electric compact hatchback.

With Norway having recorded its third best monthly result for passenger plug-in electric car sales in June, the Nissan LEAF topped the charts among all the models available in the country for all types of cars --- electric, gas, diesel and others.

As per the latest figures, the number of new registrations of the LEAF in Norway in June was 1,152, which accounted for 7.3% of all new registrations in the country during the month. The total new registrations for the vehicle year-to-date were 5,791, which underscores a 7.5% market share.

Overall, a total of 7,973 new passenger plug-in electric cars were registered in the country in June 2018.

In grabbing the top position in car sales in Norway in June, the Nissan LEAF managed to beat the sales of the Volkswagen Golf (including the ICE, e-Golf BEV and Golf GTE PHEV models), which ranked in the second place for the year.

With the Nissan Leaf and the Volkswagen Golf being the two top-ranking cars sold in Norway, the third best-selling model in the country in June was the BMW i3. The new registrations for BMW i3 during the month stood at 335, with a year-to-date total of 4,810.

Finally, in a surprisingly strong fourth rank among car sales in Norway, going by the latest figures, is the Tesla Model X all-electric SUV.